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, June 29, 2011

Sydney and Dinky ?

Syd with another visit at 5:07 am. She stayed 5 mins and then off with a shriek.. Mel could be heard in the distance.
Another visit was by a owl who seems to have a favorite spot on the camera box.After much inspection of the box and porch plus a little nibble to the hooks, it flew off . Could it be Dinky?
Syd showed up to her favorite spot on the weeping eucalyptus tree for another short but sweet visit and was off as fast as she came. Deet Deet Deet...Time of arrival was 8:50p
Q: Why do barn owls prefer nest boxes to hay bales or ledges?