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

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Semi (A Shattering Experience)

Semi was rescued on December 31, 2011, with the help of the truck driver whose window she hit. Her only injury appeared to be a fractured pelvis which healed remarkably quickly


Her constant 'chuffing' while being treated in the beginning have endeared her to all of us, but she belongs in the wild.
On March 5th 2012 she was released near Ship's Point, Fanny Bay.

Eagles heads turn completely white at about 5 years of age. They gradually acquire light coloured heads and dark bodies as they age - they think Semi was about 3 years old.