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

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Not a log to burn..

Kenneth and Beverley Parker returned to their Suffolk farmhouse from a trip away and were shocked to find the owls cozied up in the burner.

After realising the owls were not unburned logs, Mr Parker closed the curtains and opened the doors to release them.

The owls circled the room before flying out the front door, ruffling feathers outside with birds not used to the sight of them in the daytime. The couple saw them about an hour afterwards and could hear all the other birds around making a noise as you don’t see owls during the day.'
The couple glimpsed them resting on the barn but have not had another flying visit.