“Oscar and Doris” A Love Story from Little Whale Cove…

“Oscar and Doris” True love at first sight! https://oregonwild.org/wildlife/northern-spotted-owl

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“Oscar n Doris” are love birds you can see. I see them hugging and kissing when they let me see…

I look closely in the trees behind my house to see. To see these beautiful Northern Spotted Owls love each other, as they always do. Both bring love to my heart and soul…

Oscar n Doris are always together watching their nest, hidden securely in the tree close by. They do not want me to see…

It’s just me, and, Oscar n Doris, alone in the tall fir trees. They know I can see them, but are not afraid of me…

Spotted owls love Douglas-firs, grand firs, ponderosa pines and incense cedars and more. Flying squirrels, wood rats share the forest with Oscar n Doris and other things…

Wood Rats make up meals of delight most days. Other small mammals, birds and reptiles are snacks in between…

Oscar n Doris appear easy to see. They seem tame, often unfazed by my presence. Or, is that just me…

Why Does the Spotted Owl Need Our Help?

Oscar n Doris are protected in Little Whale Cove and everywhere I can see. Their fight for ecological peace is ongoing, as they protect their home in the tall firs in the Cove…

Logging in Western Oregon has steadily destroyed the spotted owl’s home in the tall firs. Oscar n Doris are especially careful to love and protect their young in the nest near by…

But, “Buck” The Big Barred Owl watches from another tall fir near by. He is the highly aggressive outsider, from Florida, they say…

Buck trys to invade Oscar n Doris’s nest when they aren’t looking for him. But both send Buck packing with love and kindness, I see…

For Buck knows love always wins over hate. Oscar n Doris laugh, hug and kiss, as they watch ” Buck,” The Barrel Owl, fly away…to never be seen anytime soon…

Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate…and aspiring artisan.