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

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Birds eye view

A breathtaking new documentary gives viewers the chance to see a bird's perspective of the world for the very first time.
The two-hour show offers an aerial view of America, Africa and Europe as spycams ride alongside, and at times on the backs of eagles, cranes, pelicans and snow geese.
The documentary crew used light aircraft alongside the birds after the creatures had become familiar with them to give this unique three-dimensional perspective.

Winged Planet is on the Discovery Channel on Saturday, October 6 at 8pm.
Check your local listings..