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

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Masked Stranger

Yesterday morning, a raccoon investigated the box and groomed itself before finally settling down for a nap. Raccoon's explores its environment with its ultra-sensitive paws and prefer to den in hollow trees and logs or ground burrows, but this one has found Wings Barn Owl box at an agreeable substitute.

The Nest box in Italy Texas seems to be very popular with other visitors as well like Kes the Kestrel who spent one month at the box and the squirrel who was a one day visitor. 
I wonder what will be next?

This link is An orphan baby raccoon – He was the sunshine and Joy of this family and this is his tribute :