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, October 6, 2011

"Things to do in 168 minutes"

Sydney's arrival time 8:07pm

Owlceanside Ca -Owlbox news
 Sydney let out a loud Screeeech and then there she was - on top of the rooftop.
The word got out and chatters (32) lined up inside the chat  to voice their delight at seeing Sydney inside the box. We saw old and new faces to the chat and all had a fun time.
Sydney looked healthy while she slept and did a little preening dressing up for her Mel who waited out in the palm deeting and screeching letting her know she was late for dinner.
She arrived to the box at 8:07pm OBT and stayed inside until 9:27 and then out to the porch. She left the porch at 9:32pm and flew away only to flyby after 10pm with a loud screech letting us know that she would be back.