When some people see the word “owl,” the first word that comes to mind isn’t bird, but the word “wisdom”. Greeks believed that the owl was sacred to Athena, goddess of wisdom. Though owls do symbolize wisdom, blue jays, crows, and other birds might actually be smarter than owls!
Have you ever seen bird eggs? And no, I don’t mean eggs from a chicken. If you have, they most likely had an oval shape to them and were probably speckled or even blue! Owl eggs are almost perfectly round and mostly white.
Some of you may know that owls can fly quietly, but are wondering how. The secret to an owls noiseless flight is in its wings. An owl’s wings are able to direct the airflow. This means the air doesn’t make lots of noise when it ruffles their feathers. Owls also don’t flap their wings very often, but instead glide through the air in silence.
I hope you learned a few facts while reading my blog post, but if you want to learn more, you can take my trivia quiz to test your knowledge of these night hunters and learn a few new things as well! (Click on “trivia quiz”)