A sound like water dripping: In search of the Boreal Owl Soren Bondrup-Nielsen 2009 Gaspereau Press ISBN 9781554470747
Owls seem to hold a fascination for just about everyone. Maybe it is their appearance where we see ourselves reflected in their face. Their beak resembles our nose and their big eyes similar to ours look forward and have eyelids that close from above unlike all other birds where the eyelids close from below. To us, owls represents wisdom and not the fierce predators which they are. Owls may also represent ghost-like qualities flying on silent wings and being active at night. For some cultures, owls are harpengers of death. What ever it is, owls are somehow magic. I studied the Boreal Owl in northern Ontario and Alberta from 1974 to 1976, yet I am still approached by Naturalist Societies with invitations to talk about this small northern owl so few people have seen. In my teaching, as well, when I get a chance to talk about my resarch on owls the whole class listens intentively. Thus, after I had finished my book, Winter on Diamond, I felt a longing for the solitary but exciting experience of disappearing into my head but this time to relive my discovery of the Boreal Owl.