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

Friday, December 23, 2011

Boxes Needed

This happens all to often and why we stress the availability to nest boxes in barns where farmers store hay.. from the Barn Owl Trust-

Stow Away! A rescued Barn Owl has just been delivered to us by the good folks from the RSPCA - found in the back of a lorry (truck) which has traveled all over the country! We will give it a health check & keep it with us in our large aviary, over the worst of the winter weather. The beautiful owl will be released back into the wild at a suitable site in the spring.

May 2011 Video from Bend Org