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, June 24, 2012

Barn Owl In West Michigan Update

June 22/12
The Barn Owl is doing very well and started eating on his own last night for the first time! He is also down to one dose of his medication a day, which is wonderful news. Once he is eating on his own consistently, they will then transfer him to an outdoor rehab cage where he will work on building his wing strength. If he continues to improve as he is he should be able to be released!
A huge thank you to all that have sent in donations for the Barn Owl!!! Your gifts have made it possible for them to give him the utmost care he deserves!