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

Friday, September 2, 2011

Coy Beauty - Sydney

"Tell me, what do you think
about the link
to life afar, the next place
where spirits race
to find a home,
no longer bone?"
 from "Travels" 
A poem and picture by one of our chatters

A: An ornithologist is a scientist who studies birds (ornithology) in an academic setting and has made birds his or her specialty. Ornithologists participate in scientific studies of all aspects of the natural history of birds, both living and extinct.
Ornithologists continually add to our knowledge of birds and help guide bird conservation efforts.
Many ornithologists have thought an barn owlet was female by spots, etc., only to find it male after blood DNA testing
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
If you have any pictures of our owls that you would like to share to the blog, or a interesting story on Barn owls,
 pls email the blog with them.