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 10, 2012

White Rock Eagles nest

When laboop2u our chat room moderator tuned in to the Hancock Wildlife White Rock Eagle Nest site the parent eagle (don't know which one) was sitting on the limb and she noticed that another bird was flying around! She thought it was the other parent.
It kept getting closer and closer and then she realized it was a crow and was buzzing the eagle. The eagle watched it but did nothing for a long time. Once the eagle had to hunch down because the crow flew right over it's back! After about an hour of this happening off and on it started calling for its mate. The mate came in with food and started feeding eaglets and then the crow started up again.! Both parents were giving warning signs and then the first parent took off at the same time the crow was flying by. You could see the eagle circling the area and there were 3 crows following it! (They show up as dots in the captures)
The eagle flew by with the crows following and they didn't come back. I assume the eagle led them away from the nest.
laboop2u didn't see them come back again.