In life we are always taking sides and we tend to do that with nature as well. When we see or a hear about a particular bear, we start making connection with that bear and want to see it survive when it competes with others and nature it self. If there is limited food, we hope the bear we connected with finds it and not other wildlife, even though others have done nothing wrong. In the case of the Northern Pygmy Owl in the picture, I had watched it over few weeks bringing back food for the female sitting on the next, same when the eggs were hatched. I thought I was going to get a chance to see the fledglings perched on a branch, but that never took place. I think the red squirrel that I saw many times that had failed to get into the nest, finally succeeded and killed the nestlings and maybe even the adult female. The male adult would bring back food and call out, but there was no respond, no begging from the nestlings. Then few days later the nest was infested with ants. For a while I felt sorry for the owl who worked so hard for his family and negative toward the squirrel. But in the end no was in the wrong and no one was in the right, this is how nature works. The owl was working hard for its family and the squirrel was doing the same for its. So were the many small birds the owl brought back as food. In the end nature won, a natural process got carried out.
Until next moment,