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 6, 2012

Wildlife Center of Virigina

This week the Wildlife Center of Virginia will be releasing three high-profile patients – a Peregrine Falcon, a Golden Eagle, and a Bald Eagle. This release of “the big three” is unprecedented in the Wildlife Center’s 30-year history.
The peregrine release is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at the Grandview Nature Preserve on State Park Drive] in Hampton.
Golden Eagle. Also on Wednesday, June 6, the Center will release a Golden Eagle in the Shenandoah Valley.

Bald Eagle. On Thursday, June 7, the Center will release a Bald Eagle near Warsaw. This is the spot where NX, another Bald Eagle, was released last month.

If you plan on coming to one — or two! — of these releases, please RSVP to

While the release of the “Big Three” attracts significant public attention, the Wildlife Center releases dozens of animals each week, quietly and without fanfare. Within the past week, for example, the Center released 28 animals, including a Turkey Vulture, a Yellow-bellied Slider, an Eastern Chipmunk, seven Eastern Box Turtles, and five Grey Squirrels.
Read their full story about the birds at