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

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Reward 'soars' in shot bald eagle case..

Wildlife investigators are bumping up the reward price for information regarding the shooting of a bald eagle in Tuscaloosa County. More than $5,000 is now on the table.

X-rays showed that the majestic bird had been shot in the wing and skull. It was sent to the Southeastern Raptor Center at Auburn University where it's recovering.

Authorities still expect the eagle's recovery to take about three to six months. At that time, they'll release the creature back into the wild.

The reward is coming from several places. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering $2,500 and the Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering an additional $2,500.

The reward will be paid out for information that leads to a conviction.

To provide information, contact:

John Rawls
Special Agent, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement

You can also call Alabama's Operation GameWatch: 800-272-GAME(4263), or e-mail: DCNR.GAMEWATCH@DCNR.ALABAMA.GOV

INFORMATION SOURCE: US Fish and Wildlife Service