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

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

One Minute Owl

It's been a quite night in Owlceanside.
A visit by an Owl at 9:37pm & off it flew at 9:38pm. The Owl landed on the roof , went to the cam box and then back onto the roof and off it went..
A distant screech at 10:23pm.

Who is this Mystery Owl ?

A: It is so the eggs are heated evenly on all sides, The even heat keeps the chick from sticking to the shell. Birds are extremely sensitive, they know slightest variation in egg temperature under them. Too hot on one side is dangerous to the fetus inside, she knows 'this is the time to turn eggs and she uses beak.