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

Monday, June 27, 2011

Back to the Future

UPDATE ~ After midnight we had a Owl show up briefly, looks to be Sydney. Off she went with a DEET 

UPDATE on the babies by Kanga: a few are surely still around - still lots of calling from the fields which indicates that they are companion-hunting and looking for each other. At this stage, the few days difference in age is less of a factor and it could be any of the young ones who are still in the area.
Tonight was a lull in sightings nary a Deet was heard.. So lets go back in time and review our favorite  moments from Clutch One. For me one of them was the night the babies crossed that invisible line in the box and charged the door for the treat. What was yours?
Babies crossing that line
Trivia Q: Owls are able to reduce their body temperature in hot weather by "panting" through partially opened bills, What is this called ?