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, June 13, 2012

Dyfi Osprey Project

The baby osprey has been named - Ceulan (kay-lan)
Their young osprey has survived one of the most devastating storms to hit this part of Wales in living memory. River and Cwm (Valley) Ceulan were some of the worst areas affected. As we saw on Springwatch this week, a lot of the wildlife in the area has been wiped out, yet the residents of Cwm Ceulan survived to tell the tale. So did our young osprey.

Rivers - All three of Monty and Nora's chicks last year were named after local rivers. By definition, rivers and waterways are all interconnected, water flowing through them, connecting them together. Young osprey Ceulan is a full sister/brother to Leri, Einion and Dulas. Just like the different rivers are all inter-related, so are our young ospreys.

You can watch Monty, Nora (parents) and young Ceulan live, 24 hours a day streaming at