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

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Help Wanted !

Fliers are being posted -
Information is being sought out in the whereabouts for “Mel”.
Mel was last seen near his nesting box wearing feathers with 2 white markings on his right wing on the early morning of July 11th where he was busy preening Syd’s feathers for their wee hour flight. His whereabouts remain unknown, but he is believed to still be in the area with his mate Sydney.

Disclaimer: This post is all in fun and borders on the fringe of ridiculous.
A: The structure of an owl's foot is referred to as"zygodactyl", which means that tow of the toes face forward while two face backward. This gives the owls a stronger, more powerful grip so they can be more effective predators..