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

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Great Horned owl baby - nest replacement

Replacing the owl in the nest can entail some athletics if the nest is high, and some risk if the parent owls are of a large species and misinterpret the generous nature of the climb to the nest. But when possible, successful replacement is the most effective course of action from every standpoint if you find an owl on the ground.
It is becoming common place for many rehaber's to place orphaned owls in other owls nest where a family of owls are brooding owlets. The parents will except the owlets as another mouth to feed and as rehabers will tell you it gives the owlet a chance at a free life in the wild. What is better then that ?