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

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Second Red-Tailed Chick Re-Nested

On May 25th, three red-tailed hawk nestlings fell to the ground when their tree-top home disintegrated under high winds.
At that time, only one of the fallen chicks was healthy enough to be re-nested. The others were injured and were transported to Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley.

One of the wounded siblings was euthanized due to the severity of its injuries. The other, presented with severe leg and foot issues, however, radiographs showed no fractures. That was good news!

One week later, the chick was ready to be returned home.

Today, WildRescue responders re-nested the chick, reuniting it with its sibling and its parents.