As some of you know, I have a soft spot for owls. Their big round eyes, tendency towards tawny coloring and little beak remind me of my dear little Peeps. I just saw these babies on the internet--abandoned and orphaned owlettes who are about to be released into the wild and couldn't resist sharing their tiny faces.
Even more surprising--or perhaps appropriate--they come from the RSPCA Wildlife Centre in East Winch, right by Mum, Dad, my brother and sister-in-law and where I went to village discos with my friends Sarah and Caroline back when I was 13-14.
Laurel & Hardy in "The Devil's Brother" (1933)
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