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

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Horks & Love

Sydney enjoyed relaxing in the nesting box today. And gave us a new hork, even she seemed surprised by it.

Mel arrived shortly after sunset at 8:48pm and Syd was happy to see him. They loved on one another with preening each other & kisses. Possible bonding happened when a Ustream glitch with the cams went down, but Kanga believes it was heard. Mel then went into a deep sleep with a goofy grin on his face.. Syd left the box at 9:17pm and Mel left at 9:57pm
Trivia Q: What is the reason a female Barn Owl turns her eggs?