Seymour

Seymour is a Great Horned Owl and the biggest owl I have ever seen.  She has been a resident at the sanctuary since 2004 as she had fallen from her nest and broke her wing making her unable to fly; she is used to educate people about owls.  Seymour’s feet are quite feathery unlike the other owls I’ve shown but she still has those vicious looking raptor claws.  The wind was starting to pick up while I was photographing Seymour causing her feathers to get ruffled you could say but there was always this one feather that stuck straight up while he others fell back into place;  you can see it in the photos.

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  1. #1 by Timothy Price on May 8, 2017 - 9:10 am

    Seymore is beautiful. Great Horned Owls are large birds as you noticed. Do you know how much an adult weighs?

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on May 8, 2017 - 1:43 pm

      They told me how much Monty weighed but I had to look up Seymour’s. The female is larger than the male but they can clock in from 2 – 5.5 lbs.

      • #3 by Timothy Price on May 8, 2017 - 3:46 pm

        I was the only one that got it right when an owl handler asked how much we thought a very large Great Horned Owl he was holding weighed to the audience at a bird show. Most people guessed that it weighed 15 to 20 pounds by the size of it. I guessed 6 pounds, because I knew it wouldn’t be able to fly if it weighed any more than that.

  2. #4 by Piglove on May 8, 2017 - 9:59 am

    Absolutely beautiful sweet friend! And we love his name. Snorts – we have a Seymour in our lives here too but it’s not an owl. Can you guess what it is? XOXO – Bacon

    • #5 by imagesbytdashfield on May 8, 2017 - 1:44 pm

      A snake? I need a hint 🙂

      • #6 by Piglove on May 8, 2017 - 2:41 pm

        ha! Do you remember a certain movie with that name? Come on. You got this. I know you do! XOXO – Bacon

      • #7 by imagesbytdashfield on May 8, 2017 - 2:42 pm

        Oh duhhhhhhhhh!!!! FEED ME! 🙂

      • #8 by Piglove on May 8, 2017 - 2:43 pm

        Snorts with piggy laughter. Ding – Ding – Ding. We have a winner. Mom has a Seymour that sits on her desk. You just have to smile, right? XOXO – Bacon

      • #9 by imagesbytdashfield on May 8, 2017 - 3:00 pm

        Tell your mom that I have a Seymour that sits on the bookcase in my office 🙂

      • #10 by Piglove on May 8, 2017 - 3:03 pm

        Aren’t they great?! They are probably twins. Maybe one day you can show me yours and I’ll show you mine – Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

      • #11 by imagesbytdashfield on May 8, 2017 - 3:18 pm

        Naughty piggy…my Seymour is actually Seymour 2 as the first aloe vera Seymour grew so big then keeled over and expired.

      • #12 by Piglove on May 8, 2017 - 4:38 pm

        I.can’t.breathe. Poor Seymour I. An early demise indeed. Me and dad have bets on how long our Seymour will last with mom who does *not* have a green thumb of any kind. XOXO – Bacon

  3. #13 by Tuxedo Sophisticated Cat on May 8, 2017 - 10:31 am

    He is a beauty.

  4. #15 by Antionette Blake on May 8, 2017 - 4:02 pm

    He is quite majestic and doesn’t look like he takes any mess!

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