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Old September 11th, 2015, 06:26 AM   #41
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Macbeth: SceneII, ActII:

Lady Macbeth

"Hark! Peace! It was the owl that shrieked, the fatal bellman,
Which gives the sterníst good-night. He is about it".
How can a dinosaur understand so much?
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Old September 11th, 2015, 06:34 AM   #42

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I've been alive for a long time.
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I did an image search for owl military patches, and there sure are a few good ones in there. There were a few others that look like military patches, but I cannot tell if they are real or just some random gaming stuff or whatever. The owl sure has left a great impression on intelligence and night ops forces.
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Am afeared tartans may rouse jealousy, dear brother; nonetheless we rally among banners of kind.
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I recall from Berlin in the late 1950s a family of Steinkautz (Little Owl?) were raised up in the old brick building that served as our barracks (U.S. Army Hospital Berlin). I always regretted my not photographing them.
Looking the above ^ up in my old Peterson's Field Guide to Europe: Little Owl, Athene noctua. I recall reading somewhere that it is closest to our (North American) Burrowing Owl.
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Looking the above ^ up in my old Peterson's Field Guide to Europe: Little Owl, Athene noctua. I recall reading somewhere that it is closest to our (North American) Burrowing Owl.
The burrowing owl is an incredibly adorable little creature, as is the aptly named little owl.

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Aesop's Fables:

The Owl and the Birds


AN OWL, in her wisdom, counseled the Birds that when the acorn
first began to sprout, to pull it all up out of the ground and
not allow it to grow. She said acorns would produce mistletoe,
from which an irremediable poison, the bird-
lime, would be extracted and by which they would be captured.
The Owl next advised them to pluck up the seed of the flax, which
men had sown, as it was a plant which boded no good to them.
And, lastly, the Owl, seeing an archer approach, predicted that
this man, being on foot, would contrive darts armed with feathers
which would fly faster than the wings of the Birds themselves.
The Birds gave no credence to these warning words, but considered
the Owl to be beside herself and said that she was mad. But
afterwards, finding her words were true, they wondered at her
knowledge and deemed her to be the wisest of birds. Hence it is
that when she appears they look to her as knowing all things,
while she no longer gives them advice, but in solitude laments
their past folly.


The Grasshopper and the Owl


AN OWL, accustomed to feed at night and to sleep during the day,
was greatly disturbed by the noise of a Grasshopper and earnestly
besought her to stop chirping. The Grasshopper refused to
desist, and chirped louder and louder the more the Owl entreated.
When she saw that she could get no redress and that her words
were despised, the Owl attacked the chatterer by a stratagem.
"Since I cannot sleep," she said, "on account of your song which,
believe me, is sweet as the lyre of Apollo, I shall indulge
myself in drinking some nectar which Pallas lately gave me. If
you do not dislike it, come to me and we will drink it together."
The Grasshopper, who was thirsty, and pleased with the praise of
her voice, eagerly flew up. The Owl came forth from her hollow,
seized her, and put her to death.

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