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, January 17, 2012


3:45am – Boom Cam shakes, an Owl arrives and lands on perch, Beak snapping.
3:46am – Owl goes into the box. IT’S MEL. He dances and chitters. Moo does the Mel dance in her chair.
4:00am – Mel leaves the box and stays on the perch looking around and chitters.
4:02am – Mel flies off, goes to trees chittering. You can see him very well it you go Fullscreen.
4:04am – Mel flies off trees.
4:09am – Screeches
4:17am – Screeches
4:18am – Screeches
4:31am – Screeches
4:50am – Screeches
4:51am – Screeches but seems to be closer
4:52am – You can hear him scratching and see playground move slightly?
4:47am – Fly by on boom cam
5:12am – Screeches
5:16am – Screeches
5:17am – Distance Screech and then closer screeches answering
5:35am – Quiets deets
5:36am – Screeches
5:41am – Screeches and Car alarm goes off that’s annoying ( wink )
5:48am – Screeches
5:50am – Screeches
5:51am – Screeches
5:57am – Screeches and a thud then you can hear wings
6:00am – Deets heard
6:01am – Thump owl lands on perch area deets, looks around and then flies off