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 2, 2012

What a way to start the New Year!

After staring at an empty box for months we all got a surprise with Mel flying in stealth to the box at 7:39pm, just minutes after chat was opened. Before you knew it word was out and the chat room filled and the viewership went up.
The night was all about Mel and how he has been missed, how well and healthy he looked and whether or not he would be calling for his Sydney. I can tell you for those who didn’t get to share the experience of “Mel” last night, Mel did what Mel does. He preened and looked cute, he slept and looked adorable, he turned his head and looked precious, he yawed and looked silly.

Welcome home Mel!

Sweetie Mel

The story continues as its 3:30am and Mel is still in the box :)