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, April 13, 2012

Expansion takes wing

A live tree is incorporated into an open rehabilitation area for birds of prey at the Wild Bird Rescue area in Wichita Falls Tx.
"Up until now they've had to send raptors to South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation in Lubbock, but this will allow them to work with them on site"
They will have a 50-foot aviary where they can fly and grow stronger."

A great horned owl is seen in a rehabilitation area of the Wild Bird Rescue center. More than $100,000 in grants have allowed them to build additional area for rescued birds.
Funds for the expansion came from Wild Bird Rescue's 2011 capital campaign plus grants from the Priddy Foundation, Perkins-Prothro Foundation, J.S. Bridwell Foundation and the city's 4B tax board.
Wild Bird Rescue