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

Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Tale of two Eagles

Courier-Islander Published: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - Canada
Two eagles, stuck in a death lock in the chilly waters of the Campbell River with their talons entangled, were rescued thanks to the remarkable efforts of a local couple. Ed and Jo Ivanisko.

Their eagles talons were tangled up together in the marshy undergrowth along the shore line, and they had been there a long time. It was high tide and they were visibly shivering, water was rippling at the edge of their wings.
No one knew if they fell there or floated there.

Faced with certain death , Ed realized there was no time to wait , so he ventured into the freezing water with a blanket and a towel in an effort to get them out.
Read the full story: HERE