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Archive for June 14th, 2014

This is the fourth blog in a series of owl-focused posts to promote Owl Light, my new YA-friendly collection of stories featuring owls. Each post features a mix of owl art, facts, folklore, quotes, and links to owlish sites. If you’re a fan of owls, or know someone whooo is, follow my blog, buy my book, and be kind to these beautiful birds.

13 Three Owls extra Owl art: One of my owl pen and ink sketches from Owl Light.

Owl fact: Mice, voles, rabbits, insects, birds, and even fish are on the menu of owls. Since owls cannot chew their food, they swallow chunks of their prey. Later, owls regurgitate pellets of bone, fur, teeth, feathers, and other indigestible material.

Owl folklore: According to folklore, if you hear an owl hooting, count the hoots for a peek into the future:
1 hoot for impending death
2 hoots for success in a venture
3 hoots a woman will marry into the family
4 hoots for a disturbance
5 hoots for travel
6 hoots for guests arriving
7 hoots for mental distress
8 hoots for sudden death
and 9 hoots for good fortune

Owl link: Here’s an interesting article, How to Attract Owls (And Why You Want To)  and a video of four species of owls hooting.

And, of course, here’s a buy link for Owl Light.
Or buy it from The Owl Pages and help out owls.

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