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, March 7, 2012

Five Northern Saw-whet Owl Nest Boxes Still Need A Home

Grant, Susan and I would like to thank everyone who has allowed us to place the Northern Saw-whet Owl nest boxes on their property. We do have five boxes left that can be placed if there is still an interest.
Unfortunately, due to the excess wind that we have been experiencing it has been difficult for us to listen for any vocalizing owls. On the plus side, the snow that we have had this past winter should create lots of food for the mice that the owls feed upon.
The snow creates moisture enabling plants to germinate, creating seeds that the mice will eat. The more food for the mice enables more mice to produce more baby mice which is just that much more food for the owls.
There is still time to put up nest boxes for these owls. If anyone is interested, please call me. And as always, your contributions are tax deductible.
Scott Rashid
Director of CARRI -
P.O. Box 3351
Estes Park, CO
Phone 577-1794