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Migratory bird populations have taken a nose dive in the past 40 years. But you can help bring their numbers back by creating beneficial, beautiful and fun habitats in your own backyard. Discover favorite plants and environments that shelter and feed colorful songbirds, as well as how to make them feel welcome by offering their preferred natural foods.

Grandma Pearl
(Connie Smith)

Monday, February 11, 2013

How Do Owls Turn Their Heads Almost Totally Around?

Have you ever wondered how owls can turn their heads almost all the way around without hurting themselves?  Scientists have been mystified up until now.  If humans try to do this, it will cause a stroke or worse.  Now, thanks to medical scans we can see into the anatomical structures that make it possible for owls to safely turn their heads up to 270 degrees without injury.  
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      Barn Owl from flickr.com,   

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