Swoop and Talon flew into our library the other night. These amazing owls belong to Yvonne Patterson with "Wings of Love". Swoop is an eagle owl, and Talon is a spectacled owl. If you've never seen an owl close up, it is an amazing sight. They have very large brightly colored eyes with large fury eyelids. Owls are know for their silent flight, and to test that out, they did a couple of flyovers for us. While you could feel the whoosh of air, you didn't really hear their wings.
Just when Squeaker the storytime mouse thought life as a library mouse was a little dull, Swoop and Talon came to visit. Squeaker agreed that the owls are awesome critters. But when they began to stare at him in a hungry way, he was alarmed by their talons, and thought maybe life as a storytime mouse was becoming a little too exciting. I think that in the future, he will leave the adult programs to Pam, and stick with storytime for the time being. No harm came to a little storytime mouse in the Buckner Branch, Swoop and Talon had already had their dinner.
Hello to all out in the cyber world! I’m just dropping by with some note of interest regarding the Snowy Owls that are currently visiting this area. After reading various news reports, my daughter and I decided that a trip to Smithville would be on our weekend agenda. What a wonderful experience it turned out to be!
Smithville Lake has become quite the popular place the last few weeks because, at least, three very special birds have taken residence there for the winter. The snowy owl, an owl that calls the Arctic Tundra home has taken a winter holiday and chosen Smithville Lake as its destination. Bird enthusiast and local residents alike have come out in droves to try and catch a glimpse of these birds made famous by none other than Mr. Harry Potter.