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

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dear Santa..

White Owl, Barn Owl
By Nicola Davies, illustrated by Michael Foreman

White Owl, Barn Owl is a story of a young girl and her grandfather putting up a nesting box for a barn own and observing the owl in the evenings.  “How do you know a barn owl lives here?” the girl asks before the owl is seen, and grandfather explains about owl pellets. This story is full of nonfiction information about how to observe owls and all about barn owls.
The book would make a great gift for birders and adults, but is written in a child friendly way in story format for children to enjoy.