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

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Chatters filled the room and viewership was up, all in the anticipation of egg laying yesterday.
Many believe that because of the recent behaviors from Sydney with both legs down on the floor and at times laying down, that an egg was ready to plop. It didn't happen, but today is another day..
As kanga noted- "The first egg will arrive 2 days before the second egg"
Stay tuned !

After Sydney's hork she has a little left over snack from the pantry

                               Pure look of pleasure on Sydney's face

                               Sweet Sydney enjoying the warm Ca sun

             Careful Mel, never get in the way of a female decorating!
                     Mel gulps Thursdays nights wabbit for lunch
     Sydney lays down again at 11:50 pm