Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

Wesley the Owl The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl When biologist Stacey O Brien first met a four day old baby barn owl with nerve damage in one wing she knew he had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild so gave him a permanent home living wit

  • Title: Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
  • Author: Stacey O'Brien
  • ISBN: 9781416551737
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When biologist Stacey O Brien first met a four day old baby barn owl with nerve damage in one wing, she knew he had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild, so gave him a permanent home living with her This is the funny, poignant story of their two decades together.On Valentine s Day 1985, biologist Stacey O Brien first met a four day old baby barn owl a fateful enWhen biologist Stacey O Brien first met a four day old baby barn owl with nerve damage in one wing, she knew he had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild, so gave him a permanent home living with her This is the funny, poignant story of their two decades together.On Valentine s Day 1985, biologist Stacey O Brien first met a four day old baby barn owl a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19 year saga With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet s ability to fly was forever compromised, and he had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild O Brien, a young assistant in the owl laboratory at Caltech, was immediately smitten, promising to care for the helpless owlet and give him a permanent home Wesley the Owl is the funny, poignant story of their dramatic two decades together With both a tender heart and a scientist s eye, O Brien studied Wesley s strange habits intensively and first hand and provided a mice only diet that required her to buy the rodents in bulk 28,000 over the owl s lifetime As Wesley grew, she snapped photos of him at every stage like any proud parent, recording his life from a helpless ball of fuzz to a playful, clumsy adolescent to a gorgeous, gold and white, macho adult owl with a heart shaped face and an outsize personality that belied his 18 inch stature Stacey and Wesley s bond deepened as she discovered Wesley s individual personality, subtle emotions, and playf

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