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

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sydney's Balancing Act..

Syd has been learning to balance her time much better with hunting and showing up at the box. She showed up at 8:38pm, screeches from Mel at 9:04pm, Syd on the porch and off at 9:08pm
Can you imagine the people walking on the trail behind Kangas house, and Sydney letting out one of those ear piercing screeches. Oh I bet they just want to jump out of their skin.. hehehe !
 Sydney arrived back at the box & playground after midnight again guarding her abode . Her and Mel seem to be on a timetable now. Let's hope they still have their clocks set to the same time for their 3:00am date.
A: During courtship the male Barn Owl exhibit a special courtship behavior known as“moth flight.” The male will  hover with feet dangling in front of the perched female for several seconds to display the distinctive white areas on its chest and belly.