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, September 27, 2011

President's visit is part of a western swing

San Diego-Union Tribune 9/26/11

President Barack Obama spread his excitement across California on Monday about his meeting in Owlceanside with his favorite owl Mel.
Obama’s visit to San Diego was the fourth by a 2012 presidential candidate in the last two months, but his first time in meeting Mel.
During a news conference on the tarmac at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, Obama showed off his picture the Official White House photographer took of Mel. 
President Barack Obama's motorcade drives on La Jolla Scenic Drive on his way to Owlceanside and his meeting with Mel. Photo By K.C. Alfred