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, June 5, 2011


Sydney returned to the box last night at 8:27pm ( YAY ) after several days of not seeing our friend. She came inside and it was preen and more preening. After a few hrs of getting herself ready for another round of hunting and night time air, she left. Mel did not join her in the box. ©
UPDATE: Mel showed up at 3 :58 am with another owl trailing is it Syd.? Mel did go inside the box and realigned the horks..

Fun Fact ~ Barn owls produce about two pellets per day. These are the indigestible parts—the fur and bones of the animals they eat, compressed into an oblong shape. About the size of a adult thumb.

Trivia Answer ~ A owlets eyes will remain closed after hatch for 10 to 12 days