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

Friday, July 29, 2011

"Stranger" than fiction.!?!?

A owl showed up tonight at 8:52pm PDT to the playground and then to the roof of the box. Many flybys and screeches and Deets. Our RNN on the ground reporter reports: "As this one flew off to the right and behind, another was echoing deets from the right and I heard a very distant screech in front - so 2, maybe 3 owls."
The owl went in the box on its 3rd visit to the box at 9: 33pm..
First I have to admit I have no clue who this Owl is, but I do know it was NOT Mel or Syd.
Play ground visits , rooftop visits and in the box where the owl played and shuffled around the horks.

Could this be one of the kids or a owlbox take over?  We saw that happen at Bonnie and Clyde’s box with the new owls Roy & Dale and their new clutch. Truth be told we have not seen Mel at the box for a few weeks now. We will just have to see what happens next..

While on the playground, many loud screeches that were returned with a screech..
Trivia Q: Can you name what the structure of the owls foot is called? 
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