Friday, October 16, 2009

owly

Yesterday may have been the first time ever that I bought a six pack of beer just for its label. I'm not normally a big fan of brown ale, but who could resist the saw whet owl?

I've been hearing barred and great horned owls lately, and even saw a great horned owl being mobbed by crows the other morning. Bald eagles must be migrating through; I have been seeing two or three of them a day! The sightings and sounds almost make up for the dismal dark wet snowy weather we've been having.

The kids have a mini break school yesterday and today for the annual Minnesota teachers' union convention. I wish I could be sleeping in this morning!

CORRECTION/UPDATE: OMG, I'm a pretty bad birder if I can't even properly identify an owl on a beer label! I checked my Sibley's tonight, just to be sure, and wouldn't you know it, that is a BOREAL owl, not a saw whet! Of course, I have seen neither of them in real life, but they are both pretty darn cute.

As long as I'm updating, I might as well say I saw a pair of trumpeter swans flying near the Kettle River this morning on my way to work. And stay tuned for sandhill cranes, lots of them...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm having eagle envy...
Kathy in Maine

Floridacracker said...

I bought some Black Dog brew for the label once ... a big black lab.

RuthieJ said...

I would buy that beverage for the very cute owl on the label too!
Lots of great-horned owls vocalizing out in our deer hunting woods. I hooted it up with 4 last Sunday morning.

Deb said...

Kathy- I'll try to send some eagles your way!

FC- I want some of that beer! Of course I would have to have a "golden lab" something or other.

RuthieJ- That is one more reason I should take up bowhunting. That, and Mr. Attitude just saw a deer in my garden after dark, munching on the kale that survived the frost no doubt.

Wendy Berrell said...

That's a good beer. Bells is solid. Label art is great.