[Tweeters] for all you hen fanciers

Barry Ulman ubarry at qwest.net
Sat Mar 17 12:11:38 PDT 2012


I didn't know chickens could be nest parasites! LOL

Barry Ulman
Bellingham, WA.



On Mar 17, 2012, at 7:35 AM, pan wrote:


>> From the OR bird list.

>

> A (G.)

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> From:Heaney, James L Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 3:56 PM To: Rodenkirk,

> Timothy J Subject: barn owl story

>

> ...

>

> I was at the property where I watch the LSF Coquille falcons from when

> the owner tells me the barn owls are back in his hayloft again (I saw

> two owlets last year there) and he says I can climb up and have a look.

> So as I get into the loft out flies an adult barn owl from the corner

> where there are hay bales stacked. I climb the bales and sure enough

> there’s the scrape in the back on one of the bales. And there in the

> scrape is a clutch of seven beautiful white barn owl eggs

> and…………………………………………………………..…….one

> large reddish chicken egg!!!!!! What

> a crack up.

>

>

> It’ll be interesting if the chicken egg even hatches. Pretty sneaky

> on

> the part of the chicken.

>

>

> J j

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