Saturday, 4 February 2012

Owl’s that!?

Owls are very popular in the crafting community and today I thought I would devote my blog to them.

Here are ten interesting facts about Owls.

  • Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish.

  • They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland and some remote islands.

  • Though owls are typically solitary, the literary collective noun for a group of owls is a parliament.

  • Owls are characterized by their small beaks and wide faces, and are divided into two families: the typical owls, Strigidae; and the barn-owls, Tytonidae.

  • Owls can rotate their heads and necks as much as 270 degrees in either direction.

  • The smallest owl (weighing as little as 31g and measuring some 13.5 cm) is the Elf Owl.

  • The largest owl by length is the Great Grey Owl which measures around 70cm on average and can attain a length of 84cm.

  • Owl eggs are laid at intervals of 1 to 3 days and do not hatch at the same time. (This fact accounts for the wide variation in the size of sibling nestlings.)

  • Owls do not construct nests, but rather look for a sheltered nesting site or an abandoned nest in trees, underground burrows, or in buildings, barns and caves.

I hope you enjoy looking at the owl crafts.  Please click on the photo and it will take you directly to the shop. Enjoy!


And this one is from me! Don't forget to have a browse in my shop - lots of new items added!



  1. Lovely owls Edwina.
    I love the idea of an Elf Owl!
    Shirley x

  2. Fabby owl items, I love Jaysmonkey's bracelet!

    Debbie x

  3. Fab! Hope you're well?

    Am enjoying making owl 'flavoured' item for you!

  4. Thanks for including my wee cushion, love the elf owl picture!

    Ali (Miss Winnie) x

  5. Thay all look great, fab selection and interesting facts.


  6. Owl has just flown the nest- hope parcel soon with you X