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

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Eagles at Norfolk Botanical Garden's

The 2011 'Eagle Nesting Season' has begun at Norfolk Botanical Garden!
For years pairs of American Bald Eagles have made Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk, Virginia their home. After the mom Eagle was hit by a  plane and killed on April 26, 2011 by an incoming airplane at Norfolk International Airport. The male as found a new mate they call Newla. The two current residents have a new nest this year, so visitors can get a good view of the nest and its inhabitants from the Garden's Renaissance Court. Or, join folks from all over the world and watch online using their special 'Eagle Cam,' provided through a partnership with WVEC and Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries.
The cameras still remain off but will be starting back up soon.