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, September 9, 2012

Dyfi project - Ceulan Migrates

Ceulan is some osprey. He made it through the worst summer weather on record including the great storm that devastated mid Wales on June 9/10th, 2012. His two siblings died in the nest due to the weather but, with a little help for half an hour, Ceulan lived to tell the tale. He is a true survivor.

Ceulan fledged at 53 days old and being a single chick, gained his independence quickly. He's named after the nearby river which burst its banks during the great flood, it flows into the Dyfi River where the ospreys fish.
Ceulan has finally gone. He started the biggest journey of his life at 09:26 on Monday, September 3rd 2012.
Nora his mother had left for her migration weeks before leaving dad Monty behind to still bring Ceulan his mullets. As Ceulan makes his journey alone, the next five weeks of his life he will somehow need to get to west Africa, 3,500 miles away - his longest journey so far!
Read about Ceulan's plight HERE


Ceulan's rescue