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, February 10, 2012

MILWAUKEE -- A rescued great horned owl will be released back into the wild Thursday after he was hit by a car.
Benjamin had a badly fractured wing and was taken to the Wildlife Rehab Center at Wisconsin Humane Society.
After four months of medical treatment and physical rehabilitation, Benjamin has fully recovered and is ready to return to the skies.
The Humane Society says Benjamin likely has a mate waiting for him, so he will be released near where he was found in Oak Creek.
Benjamin was be set free at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Falk Park, 2013 W. Rawson Ave.