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, March 27, 2012

RIP Alice

We regret to report the passing of Alice.
While we all still mourn the loss of our beloved McGee , we also mourn the loss of little Alice.
Alice was possibly injured while Sydney returned from her flyabout last night.
This is hard on all of us and we respectfully ask all our viewers and chatters to be respectful once chat has opened back up.
We wish we had the answers of what happened.
We remind our viewers that we have a unique window on "nature" some owlets do not survive - the parents will dispose of things - it is the "Owl Way"

The Common Barn Owl by Morning Glory

We watched them come
We've seen them go
We've laughed and cried
We've loved them so

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Take time to grieve - its not easy for anyone.
Remember we have 3 more beautiful owlets that need our support.