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, November 8, 2011

Audubon of Portland - Release

8-17-11 Bird Rescue works with Portland Oregon's Audubon to help 6 barn owls

Portland Audubon was founded nearly 110 years ago by a group of conservationists. They are now a community of 12,000 who stand together to protect Oregon's beautiful birds, wildlife and habitat.
Their staff and volunteers work diligently to make sure that local and statewide efforts to protect habitats, species and our quality of life get the attention and action they deserve.
The Wildlife Care Center cares for over 3,000 orphaned and injured wild animals each year.
The Audubon Society of Portland is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to wildlife conservancy in Portland, Oregon