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

Friday, October 26, 2012


The estate of E. Edgar Hoover Bankard, President B&O Railroad around the turn of the 20th century provided a number of outstanding lots for November 17 2007 Turkey Creek Auctions sale in Citra, FL.

The highlight of the sale was a four inch tall art glass owl signed by René Lalique.
Beginning in 1925 Lalique began to produce a limited number of glass automobile “mascots” as hood ornaments were then called.
Auction owner Charles David Glynn said he expected the owl, estimated to be from the late 1920s, to sell in the $1,000 range. He was pleasantly surprised when a leading Lalique expert from New York appeared in the audience and led the bidding.
After a brief floor and phone battle the New Yorker took home the owl for $47,300.