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

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Special Bond

Young wildlife film makers Paul and Ryan Edwards have a close relationship with a barn owl family.

The pair of 18 year old filmmakers have been shooting barn owls and kingfishers in Suffolk. 
Paul and Ryan Edwards, who are twins, have spent months capturing the footage for BBC Inside Out.

"What we really love is the wildlife close to home and showing that East Anglia can be just as exciting as anywhere else," said Paul.
They spent three months gathering the footage using a wooden hide and a small tent which served as a mobile hide.
For the barn owls, cameras were set up in a nest box on an oak tree which fed pictures back to the wooden hide.

Over the years they’ve filmed an amazing variety of creatures near their home – and produced stunning images. But these talented young men want to make a career out of it – and are keen to learn how to turn stunning pictures into television programs.
They've won numerous awards for their photographs and have spent the summer filming wildlife around their local Suffolk countryside around Framlingham for BBC Inside Out.