Willy Nilly Boogie Owls

These jive owls ain’t hep to de riddim, dig? But they’re giving it owl they got.

Groovin’ to the blinking, Heather V.! Orphaned Screech Owls being weighed in WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital. They will stay in care until they’re old enough to be released back into the wild.


  1. brinnann says:

    It’s this year’s predicted #1 seller at Christmas: Winged Furbies!!!!

    Love the alternating bleen’king of the first one!

  2. Lerrinus says:

    I see what u did there…! ;-)

  3. WHY WHY WHY WHY :evil:

  4. Theresa says:


  5. kibblenibble says:

    HA HA HA HA! :lol:

  6. tracylee says:

    I like to sing-a!
    About the moon-a
    and the June-a
    and the spring-a!

  7. Ali-Baba says:

    Here ya go! :-)

  8. mamabear says:

    Oh god yeeessss!

    Oh god noooooo!

    Ima gunna havea
    thisa songa stucka
    in my heada alla daya!

  9. Theresa says:

    I love the p’ed off, constipated way he sings “Drink to me only with thine eyes.” :D

  10. Noelegy says:

    “Enough is too much!”

  11. mplsdeb says:

    Love it!!!

  12. This is so great! Thank you for posting!

  13. oh man, are they adorable or what?!

    I seriously admire peeps that work in wildlife rehab, be/c I don’t think I could let them go.

  14. I KNOW!

    If I worked there animals would go “missing” all the time. ;D

  15. doomchild says:

    … which is why, before visiting any place with anipals, my bf always tells me he’ll check my pockets before we leave, and that a cow/giraffe/any other animal would not fit to our balcony.

    One day I will smuggle a lil pony here. Or two. And maybe a sheep, they’re adorable. And why owls, too, so that I can look at them when I feel sleepy, and suddenly be very awake.

  16. Fird Birfle says:

    heh heh

  17. If all this does happen, the animal-napping and new criminal lives, we can just start a sanctuary! Y’know and pretend we’re looking for homes. *wink-wink*

  18. OMG – those eyes! Blink…. Blink… Blink….

  19. Owls say…. it’s too bright in here please turn out the lights. (Oh, and can we have a mousie also kthx)

  20. Stressfactor says:

    I like the one second from the right who’s all huddled in there like…

    “Stuck in the middle with you”….

  21. I think he/she is plotting something.

  22. Theresa says:

    I think the blinking is a code. :mrgreen:

  23. Theresa says:

    PS The Code is a repeated message:
    O RLY?
    YA RLY!

  24. mamabear says:

    I LOVE the ORLY owl! I even screeched ‘ORLY?!!’ when I watched this. Which prompted my family to come see what the fuss was about. They were not disappointed.

  25. Fird Birfle says:

  26. bookmonstercats says:

    “Well, I don’t know why I came here tonight,
    I got the feelin’ that somethin’ ain’t right…”

    Darn earworm. Happens ev’ry time!!

  27. bookmonstercats says:

    … supposed to be under @Stressfactor’s post,,,,

  28. The one in the middle looks like he’s had a bit too much to drink…a la: http://www.hungoverowls.tumblr.com.

  29. Ruffian9 says:

    Heh. Love that site. Am partial to wee barn owls.

    Blink blink blink blink blink blink *pause* blink blink blink – Adorable!

  30. Yorkie_gal says:

    it’s like he’s thinking “Stop plinking so loud plz, kthxbai”.

  31. flutterby says:

    *plink* *plink*

    Luff da musica fer da blinkin’ awls two!!

  32. So adorable. I love owllettes.

  33. JerilynS says:

    Hey, they brought back the animatronic shows at Disney! And they look MUCH more realistic than they used to!!!

  34. I was going to say the same thing, Jerilyn!

  35. kimmaroo says:

    me, too! i thought the same thing, too!

  36. Ditto the third!

  37. Do you play the sax, by any chance?

  38. JerilynS says:

    Nope, but I’d play in a jug band if I could!

  39. Alice Shortcake says:

    OMG…the blinking! The winking! The almost audible plinking! The second-from-the-right owl who seems to be too damn tired to look cute for the camera!

  40. Well said! Haha!

    I was thinking he looked grouchy, but you’re right it’s probably hoo-man fatigue, those awful flourescent lights that drive us all batty.

    Hoo-mans, just feed them their meeces and then hit the dimmer switch on the way out.

  41. Can you just insert “and” awful flourescent lights up there…Gawd I do this all the time.

    Just call me Marie the missing word lady. Yeesh.

  42. Theresa says:

    *throwing hands up* I SENT THESE IN!! WOO-HOO!

  43. THANK YOU!!!!

  44. Waving pom poms madly for Theresa!!!! Woot!!

  45. bookmonstercats says:


  46. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Theresa:

  47. 260Oakley says:

    The owltimeter indicates that we’ve reached our cruising level of cuteness. You are now free to squawk about the cabin.

  48. mamabear says:


  49. Why do I feel these maternal urges towards these baby owls?

  50. Really, the one on the left? I just can’t stand it…

  51. Theresa says:

    That one’s my favorite too.

  52. chanpon says:

    OvO Ov– =v= ovO

    *blink*….*blink* *squaaaawk* *blilnk*

  53. Theresa says:

    Love the graphic representashe.

  54. kimmaroo says:

    took me awhile but now i get it! pretty clever graphic! well done!

  55. Leilani says:

    No, no, you just don’t realize it’s the newest Olympic sport: synchronized blinking!

  56. Love it!!!!!

  57. Multiple McBlinkersons. Love ’em.

  58. Martha in Washington says:

    Grumpy Owl is grumpy! “I will not play your silly games.”

  59. Fird Birfle says:

    me like.

  60. l to r: Winken, Blinken, & Nod… & Plinken?

  61. Brava!!

  62. SheepishKitty says:

    a group dieter on weight gain challenges.

  63. On a functional note, what possible good does it do to weigh them all together? I assume baby animals are weighed to make sure they are gaining weight at a healthy rate. But weighing 4 animals together tells you nothing about the individuals.

    My guess is that they had just finished weighing the last one individually and had put the other 3 back on the towel to be carried to their cage (or vice versa, they’d just arrived from their cage and hadn’t been separated yet) and the photo op just kind of “happened.” But it still is odd to see them all on the scale together.

    That said, yes, very cute one-eye-and-then-the-other blinking, and second-from-right looks like he’s posing for a “which of these is not like the others” puzzle. Definitely the deviant of the group. Probably wind up a US Senator. (Animal House reference.)

  64. mamabear says:

    They prolly tared out the scale after each. Less owl shuttling that way. Although the scale says 616 grams and I can’t imagine any of them weighing a pound and a third, so ya got me.

  65. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Michael:

    my guess is, that during the video the personnel might not presently be
    attempting to weigh la Famille Hibou; but that during their “office visit/ checkup”, the personnel did weigh them; then decided that they could all fit snugly onto the weight scale thinggie — in order to take a charming short video,
    a la Three Blind Mice!!!

  66. Fird Birfle says:

    ME WANT SCREECH OWL, mommmiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  67. Theresa says:

    And she;ll screech until she gets one.

  68. Fird Birfle says:


  69. Was that a yawn from the one on the far left? Or hoping for food?


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