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, May 29, 2011

Slow Night & A Surprise Visit


Mel arrived to the box tonight at 8:25 pm and had plenty of kisses for Sydney. Her and Mel stayed in the box until Sydney left at 9:48 pm to head out for some treats  While Mel stayed in he worked on a
 “ HORK “. Mel then left sometime after 10:30 to join Sydney we presume to teaching the kids hunting lessons.

Another lull in the waiting for Mel or Sydney to return was filled with more games about fun Barn Owl facts..  With Surprise early in the wee hours ( 5:00 am ) rain fell and a visit from a rooftop owl. We have come to believe this owl was one of the kids who danced and flapped like the show off we all grew to love ( was it our Dinky ? ) What a treat it was to watch!! Sydney decided to spend the day out knowing that she will spend months in the box if a 2nd clutch is to be.. ©