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, July 4, 2011

Chatters Fireworks - Sydney !

The wait ended Sunday night as Syd arrived at 8:48p  to inside the box. She got a little “shut eye” and preened a bit, Syd left the box at 9:23 pm PDT went to the roof and screeched for Mel, she then flew off at 9:26 pm.

A:Because it has such a wide range of calls, some seventeen sound signals, this has given rise to some of its folk names such as “hissing owl” and “screech owl”.  Some of these sounds are non-vocal, such as tongue-clicking, which was previously thought to be the Owl snapping its beak (bill).