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, April 29, 2012

Owl Recap

Perhaps Buddy and Fluffy’s path in this, their feathered lives, is to continue to help some of the other orphaned babies and to have Buddy and Fluffy love and raise them!!
..Robert and Rudy, Buddy and Fluffy's newest adoptees seem to be doing well and thriving.

Oklahoma Owl Family Becomes Internet Sensation
Mrs Tiger & TigerLilly
TigerLilly in the nest

Salt & Pepper Nicasio Owl Box
Its crowed in the nest with 5 owlets, all are doing well and Salt has been a good provider for this clutch and Pepper has still been in the nest. All six eggs hatched but one owlet was lost.

Ricky & Lucy
With just 3 eggs from this clutch only 1 owlet has survived, Sunshine.
The broadcast was down for the rest of day after yesterdays loss of Mickey the second owlet.
Other bad news from this nest is that Ricky has not been seen for the past two days.
I will try to post a later update as I find out more details.
Lets hope for the best..