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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A ghostly little presence

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Just had to share this image and story - maybe it's gone around the world by now, I don't know. 

I think I'd be freaked out a little if I had found an image like the one above on my window - which is what happened to a woman in England. This text and iamge is from BBC News...
A woman returned to her Cumbrian home to find a near perfect imprint of an owl on her window.

The bird had apparently crashed into the window of Sally Arnold's Kendal home, leaving the bizarre image - complete with eyes, beak and feathers. Experts said the silhouette was left by the bird's "powder down" - a substance protecting growing feathers. Mrs Arnold said she could find no sign of the owl, so assumed it had flown off without serious injury. She said: "Our first concern was for the welfare of what we suspected was an owl and we opened up the window to check if it was still around. Fortunately, there was no sign of the bird and we can only assume that it had flown away probably suffering from a headache."

I hope the bird survived with no major injuries and hope it'll cope with that much less powder down for it's growth.


Image via BBC News/RSPB/PA

15 comments:

MarkD60 said...

Wow! That's cool. I agree, the owl is probably ok, just embarrassed.

Bossy Betty said...

Amazing! I would be more than a little freaked out though...

missing moments said...

Stunning image! Poor guy!

Marg said...

That really is kind of spooky. What a good image though. It is just amazing. Thanks for telling us about it. I hadn't seen it before. Have a great day and hugs to all those that will let you.

phylliso said...

wow,how unusual!I hadn`t heard about that.I`m sure the owl is alright,but that`s kinda creepy,phyllis

phylliso said...

I hope you don`t mind,I linked this to my blog,phyllis

Mariette said...

Dearest Joan,

Probably the owl is just fine. We've had several birds hitting our windows and we picked them up and held them safe till they fluffed back, literally. We too have hit several windows in our life-time and we get over it...

Lots of love,

Mariette

Laura said...

My dear friend Joan,
The image the owl left on the window is amazing, lots of details, we've had also several birds crashing my windows, and I always try to help them, and they always do, I'm pretty sure this guy will be just fine.
By the way, thanks for visiting my blog, and I'm happy you liked my candles.
Send you a big hug,
Laura =)

Julia Williams said...

That would freak me out too. When I first saw it, I thought it looked a little like a cat with wings. Reminded me of a wonderful little book called Catwings.

ABBY said...

That is amazing!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Barbara said...

Wow, that would be a little freaky. I hope the owl did survive and didn't become breakfast for some other night creature.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Joan,

What an amazing story and photo and really hope that poor owl was feeling okay, imagine he may have had a headache.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Sadee Schilling said...

Wow, that is SPOOKY! But really amazing and beautiful at the same time. Thank you for visiting my blog this week via Junelle's--your kind comment was so encouraging to me! :)

Catherine said...

Wow! Hope the poor thing was OK!
xo Catherine

Gebreidesjaals: Knitted Scarfs or Scarves said...

I saw your photo, i had the same with a dove. Fly against the window, but I did not see the dove in my garden.
Hope the owl will recoverd soon.