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, April 11, 2012

Great Horned Owl attacks Great Blue Heron in Sapsucker Woods

This video shows a Great Horned Owl attacking a female Great Blue Heron while she incubates eggs in the pre-dawn darkness on April 8 and 9, 2012. The footage was captured by a live-streaming cam that can film even in low light conditions above the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Sapsucker Woods Pond in Ithaca, New York.
We do not no if this was just harassing or a territorial thing with the attack.
Its possible that the great horned owl wanted to take the nest for their own
A GHO as been know to take a GBH as prey but not usually.
The Great Horned owl usually dines on rodents and rabbits.