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, July 11, 2012

Artwork by Louisiana Artist Accepted into MDA Art Collection

July 02, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz.— A digital photograph taken by Yvonne Nieves, of Harvey, La., has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Now in its 20th year, the Collection features artwork by people from across the country with muscular dystrophy and related disorders.

"Owl Team Six" is the third photograph from Nieves to be accepted into the Collection. The barn owl nest is in a box that has been equipped with a camera in the backyard of a home in Oceanside, Calif. Nieves was seated at her laptop computer, which also has a built-in camera, monitoring the mother owl and the hatching of the owlets which occurred in the spring of 2011.

Read the full story about our very own Moderator Yvonne and the accepted photo on Owlceanside 6 into the MDA Art Collection.
Congratulations Yvonne!!