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, November 29, 2012

Glen goes home

PULLMAN, Wash. - 
When Glen the Eagle was found injured on Nine Mile Falls Road back in June, the bird had a 30-percent chance of survival. Even as far back as Aug, there was not much hope that he/she could be released well... the eagle has beaten the odds and is off to soar and fly again FREE!

 Glen -- who may actually be Glenda (Vets aren't quite sure about the eagle's gender) -- was at the Washington State University's Veterinary Hospital raptor program.

Veterinarians believe Glen is about four years old and somewhat on the larger size as eagles go, weighing in about 10 pounds.