A huge Barn Owl sat very still in a pine tree across the residential street which borders a golf course
i watched for 5 or so minutes, then told my mother-in-law to come witness the 3 ft tall white owl bird
...total sighting was perhaps 6 minutes, wingspan larger than the vultures which are always around here.
my interest is that 'Owls' are said to be messengers and convey 'secrets' to those who are seeking answers i have always turned a deaf ear to all
those dire 'Omen' warnings that daylight visits by owls bring misfortune or even death
This sighting was around 1974... nobody in the household, or the neighbors where the owl was perched or any one on the block experienced a death or
tragedy anytime near when the owl made it's daylight visitation.
some weeks later, i witnessed 3 types of woodpeckers within hours of one another, a red-headed woodpecker, a caucated woodpecker, and a piliated
woodpecker ... now this seemed odder than the barn owl observation to me but one has to be reasonable in analysis.... there were a lot of forest trees
being felled as new housing developments were being created in vast former forest areas owned by the (30 mile distant) Georgetown Paper
Mill ~International Paper
~ some 60,000 acres were eventually released for development by IP
So, naturally, we had a rash of forest dweller birds being forced to migrate out of their homelands, Owls, woodpeckers even several species of humming
birds became more abundant all through the mid 1970s
and a sidelight to bird observations.... there is a local billboard sign about 8 miles closer to north myrtle beach in an area called 'restaurant row'
... this sign is 50' up on stilts and is seen for a couple miles both ways on hwy 17 and is a resting place for anywheres from 12-18 big black
Vultures on any given day.... they have seemed to make this billboard theirs
the advertised renter is Logans ~a roadhouse restaurant
maybe i should youtube the scene just for kicks
edit on 8-4-2012 by St Udio because: (no reason given)