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

Monday, January 9, 2012

UFO Sighting

Mel arrived to the box at 6:58pm OBT and at 7:31pm Mel chased the other UFO owl away as it flew off the porch. Bill snapping again with some snorts and loud screeches.

Mel inside the box
Mel, I hear an owl outside

                                            While the UFO on the outside
UFO, Mel inside the box while the UFO outside

Sneaky Owl
UFO, do you think he can you see me

                              Mel was gone while the UFO spied on the box

New BEV cam - and other cams are "lagged" by up to 30 seconds so you know there are only TWO owls not three.