Posted on June 7, 2011 at 1:43 AM
There are many birds in Pasadena. I've already blogged about the hummingbirds and wild parrots. This morning, Sakai brought back a rare baby owl from his walk. Apparently, it fell from a nest in the palm tree on El Molino Street, a beautiful street with lots of trees. The baby owl looks like a stuffed animal, a gray marshmallow -soft and warm; it was clucking its beak to say something. It looked so sad. It must be a couple of weeks old. I tried to give it water and chopped meat but I was not very successful.
This baby owl was so wise already. Look at its eyes. I wanted to do everything I could to get the owl back to the nest - so it can reunite it with the mother owl. I called the Humane Society in Pasadena for advise. They told me to bring the owl in but and they will see what they can do. Then I read a website on wild owls and it said, it's best to leave it where we found it. It's a wild animal after all. What can we possibly do? So after some talk, we decided to put the owl where it was.
I realized how close we are to the wild, even in the city. We see wild birds everyday, but it's when you encounter something so precious and delicate up close that you know we have to take care of our planet more.