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, August 22, 2012

Sea Eagle Hatch!

Congratulation to the White Bellied Sea Eagles on their first hatch of S3. You can view their cameras by clicking on the link here
This nest streams live from Sydney Australia

The White-bellied Sea-Eagle is carnivorous and opportunistic with its choice of food. They will eat birds, reptiles, fish, mammals, crustaceans and carrion.

Their hunting methods include hunting from exposed perch followed by a shallow decent and plunge dive when hunting for fish or eels. Or circling above a water body then into a steep dive and leveling out before the water to grasp the fish or eel from just below the surface. With broad powerful strokes of its wing it lifts effortlessly away from the surface of the water with its catch. When catching fish, White-bellied Sea-Eagles only take them from the surface. Unlike the osprey who after a swoop dive submerges its whole body into the water, the Sea-Eagle will only plunge their legs into the water barely getting their body wet. So the Sea-Eagles are only taking prey to a depth of about 5in.

Thanks to Moderator priscillash1 of the SeaEagles nest for the use of her video