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, September 17, 2011

Give Us Owls ~

Give us owls
Just two owls
'Neath the starry skies above!
Please, give us owls!

Our sweet Syd
And her Mel
Need to come back home to dwell.
Please, send our owls!

To start , just two
Soon will be
Eggs, one, two, three
Oh, maybe more,
Even four
Wouldn't that be great
Maybe even even eight!

We need rain, please send rain,
Which will then call forth the grain
For the wee mousies and voles
To scamper on little toes from holes.

Our owl-hungry eyes
Are ready for surprise
There's magic in the rain
Please, send rain! 

Poem by : Morning Glory - SPO site