BB King – a very fine name for a very fine owl.
BB came to be mine on the 14th of May last year, the day his namesake died. He was looking for a new home as his keeper was retiring. A local bird sanctuary had no room for him – but I did! He did not have a name other than Owl….not good enough, I thought. Now it has to be a fine name for such a magnificent creature so I started looking [or Googling to be precise] names of Gods and Kings. The Eurasian Eagle Owls are one of the largest of all owls and have a wonderful soulful hoot. Their Latin name is Bubo Bubo.
I struggled to find a name for him, then heard a news report on the radio announcing the passing of BB King – so it had to be. BB = Bubo Bubo. King of Soul = best hoot I have heard other than in the Disney movies! Check out his hooting –
In Geneva earlier this year I spotted this guitar which was the real BB King’s, and it was signed by him! I need to frame this photo and hang it in my BB’s aviary 🙂
This Spring BB has certainly settled into his deluxe aviary and he is even trying to make a nest! He is 5 years old [on April 19th] so is going to be looking for a mate – maybe I should put an ad in the local paper for him!
As anyone on the dating scene knows it is important to look your best, and keeping an eye on his weight is part of BB’s beauty regime.
BB loves being outside in the field – enjoying the wind ruffle his feathers while he takes in the sights,
and in his aviary he sometimes looks so funny!
We love you BB, you rock!!