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 12, 2011


Black Barn Owl

These two  Tyto alba's are from The Czech Republic. 
The Black Owl is known as a melanistic .
Meaning of melanistic: An increased amount of black or nearly black pigmentation of an organism, resulting from the presence of melanin. It is the opposite of albino, which occurs due to lack of melanin.

No sightings were seen, not even a deet deet tonight. We all miss our Mel & Sydney..
Many chatters filled the night with the Sat Trivia Game that was won by Lilvxn with the most correct answers. Previous winners May 28th  was kvjmom; June 3rd was Rosie_1. June 10th Tazzie . Come and play on Friday and Sat. Nights and win a prize, win or lose, you all win!
Trivia Q: What time of night is the Barn Owl most active?
Answer in tomorrow's blog post.