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

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ceulan - Dyfi Osprey Project

Its official HE'S A BOY!!
Once saved after a massive storm in the UK that took Ceulan's sib .Ceulan was in "excellent condition". Hardly no fault bars on any of the feathers and of the ones they saw, they were "very insignificant"

Ceulan was ringed with a blue Darvic ring '3C'. We managed to find a ring with the letter 'C'! The weather was perfect - cloudy, no wind and dry. We also tagged Ceulan with a 30g satellite transmitter just like his brothers and sister last year.

At the Dyfi Osprey project, they're all incredibly relieved and happy that Ceulan, who has been brought up in the worst summer since records began, was in such good condition. He weighed 1415g (3.1lbs) - a good healthy weight for a male osprey.

Wet, cold and starved, the project saves Ceulan