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 16, 2012

Phoebe's Nest Lost


Moments before the loss of the nest

Remains of the lost nest

old file photo
After 1 pm yesterday what was said as a bird attack on the nest.
Nest and chicks were nowhere to be found.
Phoebe is fine and will move on & soon there will be another clutch, yesterday's incident was unfortunate but does sometimes happen in nature. Very sad!
Everything which happens is all a part of a grand plan that's not for us to know or understand, just to accept.
She's already starting repairs on the other nests.

Close to the 6 min mark (video) below
No Attack is shown on film
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/21880814/highlight/256902