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

Sunday, August 7, 2011

At the Movies

After the sunset sizzled into the Ocean

Sat. Night at the Movies was showing 
"The Life and times of  Mel and Syd"

Roger Ebert of “Siskel & Ebert” fame gave the movie Rave reviews and  two thumbs up. Some of his quotes from his review. “Memories are made of this. It was the best of times ...“Pity they can't always remain babies”.
 See his full review...
Trivia Q: Other then the melanistic  tyto, can you name another very dark almost black tyto from the tytonidae family?