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Wednesday August 15th 2012

Wulf is on holiday this week, so I am the guest blogger. Wulf usually writes about what is happening outside around the Centre and my role is inside most of the time as the newsletter editor, bookkeeper and admin assistant (a few hats to wear there) but I like to escape into the grounds when I can, watching the jugglers and jesters who come to Muncaster each day in the school holidays, grabbing an ice cream from the shop (wild cherry – Mmmm), strolling along the Terrace or around the Owl Centre. I don’t usually wear a uniform so I like to think I am incognito and I eavesdrop sometimes on the visitor’s conversations. There are usually positive comments and the other day I heard one lady proudly tell her friends a "potted history" of the Trust – we should ask her to give the Meet the Birds talk!

An exciting part of being a member of the WOT office team is that we do get to see some interesting wildlife brought to our hospital and also see the owlets we are raising for the Flying Team. My current favourite is the Long-eared Owlet which we have called Indie, after Indiana Jones, as it is always on a little adventure discovering its current surroundings. Millie, our Conservation Officer, "owlet sat" the other day. Taking an owlet home is like looking after a baby – towels for it to sleep on, food, its own carry case and plenty of kitchen towels for moping up! I think she was glad to hand Indie back!

Barbara

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Indie - The Long-eared Owlet
Indie - The Long-eared Owlet Picture courtesy Vicky Lane
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