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

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hyatt site demolition project a hoot

Workers carrying out interior demolition work at the former Hyatt Hotel in Grand Cayman found some unexpected guests in the building – three baby white barn owls.

Workmen at the site found the owls on Thursday, 8 November, when removing an air conditioning duct from the building’s attic.

 The workmen moved the chicks away from the immediate area where work was being carried out and Mr. Sofield called Mark Orr, conservation officer with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment, who removed the baby owls chicks from the site.

 He returned the next day to place the birds high up a palm tree inside an owl box, where their parents have since found them.

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