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, May 18, 2012

NX Update.. Released

Wildlife Center President Ed Clark called in to report “from the field” — NX’s release went very well. She was released at 12:10 p.m. at the Rapphannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Ed reports that NX flew 75 yards into a tall tree, and sat there for about five minutes, taking in her surroundings. She then flew through the woods, over an estuary, and into the forest, out of sight. According to Ed, NX did “everything she’s supposed to do!”
Their Moto - At the Wildlife Center, we treat to release.

Read NX's full story of recovery