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

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sydney ~ 8:42pm

An owls eyes have the power to speak a great language ~ 

It was wonderful seeing our Sydney tonight after only a short visit in the wee hrs yesterday morning. Tonight she went in the box and performed her usual grooming and rested up a bit. Her feathers are looking much better these days and seems the molting has restored her true beauty. Molting usually ends in the fall but I think Sydney is ahead of the game and “Looking Good”
Syd left the box at 9:50 pm after something caught her attention from outside and off she flew. Mel has not been seen tonight, but I’m sure not to far away for his gal or his castle.

Trivia Q: What is brooding?