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Spotted Owlet

Athene brama

Description:

Found these two little owlets, one sitting on a wire fence, and the other on a nearby branch, in my college campus grounds one morning. A friend and I rushed back to the spot with our cameras and got some really close up shots. The little guy on the branch was being bothered by ants, and it seemed it couldn't fly. By the afternoon, when we came back to see them, he had fallen on the ground. We took him to our room, gave him some water and soon he was hopping around. His claws, though small, were pretty sharp, and we were afraid he might accidentally pierce into our skin as he perched on our fingers. Soon after we went back to the spot and let him hop on to a branch.

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7 Comments

AneeshJain
AneeshJain 8 years ago

Thanks a lot Ava!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Lovely pictures and story.

AneeshJain
AneeshJain 8 years ago

Thanks Atul and Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely series! I'm so pleased you were able to help the little guy!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

That was a really kind act Aneesh !
lovely pics!

AneeshJain
AneeshJain 8 years ago

Thanks Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

really like the last photo

AneeshJain
Spotted by
AneeshJain

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Apr 14, 2010
Submitted on May 17, 2012

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