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

Monday, April 30, 2012

Flit the Bucket Wren

Our very own Moderator smy_131 has her first online stream of "Flit" her bucket Carolina Wren

She had just lost her beloved tom cat to renal failure a few weeks ago, he was 12 years old and loved him dearly.
Her heart has been in agony over his loss (tears now just thinking about her loss)
She feels like this is her blessing for loving him like she did and still does.
She would NEVER have been able to have these little wrens if he were still here.
His name- Newman , and he would have had them as tasty little treats.
So everytime Smy see's "her" wrens, she can remember how much she loved Newman!

Her story how she found the nest-

One day she was going to clean off the nasty filthy table on the carport and as she went to grab this bucket she noticed that it had a bunch of  "stuff" in it, so she peeped inside, and there was an itty bitty speckeled eggie. She almost threw the bucket out, along with its contents, then she thought,
"I wonder if this is the beginning of something instead of an abandoned nest."

 So she left it there with the other bucket on top of it - an empty ice cream bucket (that's the way they were originally arranged.)
 Well, the next day, she checked on her abandonded eggie but now there were two!!!!
 and the next day three and so on.. till we got to five eggies!
 Flit let the five eggies be by themselves for about two days, then started to incubate
 that began Friday or Saturday - just a couple days ago.
 Hatch watch begins May 12 ,only a 13 day incubation period.
Won't you join her on her channel -