White Faced Owl Update

Our regular followers may remember that back in August 2010 we rescued a young white faced owl who had strayed from the nest and landed in a fire.

At first, he was a regular sighting at our sister lodge in Hluhluwe. However, for the last few months we have neither seen nor heard him, a few feathers have been found here and there by people walking along the trail, but no sightings.

But then, last night as we drove into the gate at Hluhluwe with Les Stroud, there he was.

Nocturnal birds of south africa
There he was sitting above us, and then when we stopped to look at him he turned his head to watch us.

 

Young adult white face owl sighitn in south africa
He waited patiently for us to get our shots and let him get back to his hunting