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. tracylee says:

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

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. Stressfactor says:

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

    “Stuck in the middle with you”….

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

  8. flutterby says:

    *plink* *plink*

    Luff da musica fer da blinkin’ awls two!!

  9. I think he/she is plotting something.

  10. So adorable. I love owllettes.

  11. JerilynS says:

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

  12. 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!

  13. Theresa says:

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

  14. Theresa says:

    I think the blinking is a code. :mrgreen:

  15. 260Oakley says:

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

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

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

  18. THANK YOU!!!!

  19. Theresa says:

    That one’s my favorite too.

  20. chanpon says:

    OvO Ov– =v= ovO

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

  21. Theresa says:

    Love the graphic representashe.

  22. Lerrinus says:

    I see what u did there…! 😉

  23. Theresa says:

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

  24. Leilani says:

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

  25. Multiple McBlinkersons. Love ’em.

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

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

  28. Love it!!!!!


  30. Martha in Washington says:

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

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

  32. Ruffian9 says:

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

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

  33. kimmaroo says:

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

  34. Theresa says:


  35. kimmaroo says:

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

  36. Ali-Baba says:

    Here ya go! 🙂

  37. SheepishKitty says:

    a group dieter on weight gain challenges.

  38. 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.)

  39. I KNOW!

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

  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. 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.

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

  44. Brava!!

  45. 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!!

  46. bookmonstercats says:

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

  47. bookmonstercats says:


  48. Fird Birfle says:

    heh heh

  49. Fird Birfle says:

    me like.

  50. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Theresa:

  51. Fird Birfle says:

    ME WANT SCREECH OWL, mommmiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  52. mamabear says:

    Oh god yeeessss!

    Oh god noooooo!

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

  53. 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.

  54. mamabear says:


  55. Ditto the third!

  56. 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.

  57. Theresa says:

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

  58. Theresa says:

    And she;ll screech until she gets one.

  59. 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!!!

  60. Fird Birfle says:


  61. Fird Birfle says:

  62. kibblenibble says:

    HA HA HA HA! 😆

  63. mplsdeb says:

    Love it!!!

  64. Noelegy says:

    “Enough is too much!”

  65. JerilynS says:

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

  66. Yorkie_gal says:

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

  67. 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*

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

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