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, October 4, 2011



What a happy way to start off a Tuesday with Sydney showing up to the box!
She went right inside and started preening.
Oh Sydney how we have missed you and look forward to Mel's return too.
When you both are ready we have no doubt that you both will return to nest in the box and start a new family.

I want to thank Pia from the SPO who sent in her pictures to the blog email and to our very own Moderator Keliez who also sent in her pictures with information about Sydney and of course our Dandi with her video.. Yes I went to sleep early so all of us Mel & Sydney watchers really appreciate you 3 with your help.