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, October 15, 2011

Bird of the year


A write-in candidate flew past its competitors to become the state's top bird in an online contest held by the Audubon Society's California chapter last year.

The barn owl, common in San Diego, secured almost 70 percent of 20,000 votes to win the title. It beat out six candidates that included the California condor and western snowy plover.
The barn owl is a fascinating bird, well deserving of this recognition, It is great to see people appreciate barn owls, and all raptors.
Today instead of poisoning or shooting barn owls, people are paying to have nest boxes built and installed around their homes with the hope of attracting wild owls to their property.
I bet you all knew that already!