Sleep Owl Day, Party Owl Night!

F/6.3, 1/80, ISO 500.

Eastern Screech-Owl

Why did the Owl invite his friends over?

He didn’t want to be owl by himself.

Interesting Fact: Like most raptors, male Eastern Screech-Owls are smaller than females, and are more agile fliers and hunters. The female doesn’t hunt while on the nest; she and the chicks depend on food brought them by the male. Though the male is smaller, his voice is deeper than the female’s.  ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Screech-Owl/ )

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I Am Not Liable If You Falling Asleep Count Sheep!

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 320.

Sheep

What do you call a sheep that is always quiet?

A shhhheep!

Interesting Fact: The exact line of descent between domestic sheep and their wild ancestors is unclear.[1] The most common hypothesis states that Ovis aries is descended from the Asiatic (O. orientalis) species of mouflon.[2]:5 Sheep were among the first animals to be domesticated by humankind (although the domestication of dogs may be over 20,000 years earlier); the domestication date is estimated to fall between 11,000 and 9,000 B.C in Mesopotamia.[2]:4[3]:11–14[4]:2[5] The rearing of sheep for secondary products, and the resulting breed development, began in either southwest Asia or western Europe.[6] Initially, sheep were kept solely for meat, milk and skins. Archaeological evidence from statuary found at sites in Iran suggests that selection for woolly sheep may have begun around 6000 BC,[2]:5[3]:11 and the earliest woven wool garments have been dated to two to three thousand years later. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheep#History )

WAKE UP!!!

wake up

F/16.0, 1/60, ISO 250.

Day 115 / 365

Wouldn’t you like to payback your alarm clock?

Interesting Fact: Some people think that an alarm clock was first made in Germany. That alarm clock was made in the 1400’s. It was a clock that hung on the wall. The clock was made of iron with a bronze bell. It was very heavy. Other people think that the alarm clock was invented in Turkey. In 1559, a scientist named Taqi Al-Din invented a special clock.  ( http://www.facts4me.com/disp_subject.php?s_id=995 )

Nite Nite Sleep Tight

Mallard

F/6.3, 1/320, ISO 1600.

Mallard Ducks

Black and White  Day 4 of 5

Day 92 / 365

What time does a duck wake up?

At the quack of dawn!

Interesting Fact: Ducks are strong fliers; migrating flocks of Mallards have been estimated traveling at 55 miles per hour.  ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mallard/lifehistory )

I was challenged by Cynthia at http://cynthiamvoss.wordpress.com/  to take up the Black and White 5-Day Challenge.  Part of the fun is to nominate another blogger, one on each day.

Today, I nominate Alix  of https://alixbleus.wordpress.com/ Alix, if you accept, the goal is to post one B&W photo each day for five days, and to nominate a fellow blogger each day to join in.

There is no pressure to accept this challenge. It’s just for fun!    🙂