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 14, 2011

San Diego Project Wildlife

Ugs (Uguku – Cherokee for “Story Teller”) the Barn Owl (from San Diego Project Wildlife) was found on the ground as a hatchling in May 2004. His left wing was broken in three places, and he also had left leg and foot damage. These injuries may have been caused by a traumatic fall or could be the result of a type of brittle bone disease. Regardless, though he survived his injuries, his condition will not allow him to survive effectively in the wild. At present Ugs is currently only available for smaller, indoor programs