SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Our Hearts desire

First Egg 1/13/11

As of 1am Kanga time - deets and owlette noises heard but not seen - are all kids like that now?
As the nite went on, trees rustled, wind whistled, and Mel and Syd and owlettes continued on their learning to catch their own food. More to follow tomorrow nite......
Tune in for the 11pm news tomorrow for highlights of early morning antics.
A:  Owls’ legs have an adaptation called “rete mirabile” that minimizes heat loss. By standing on one leg, an owl reduces half the amount of heat lost through unfeathered limbs