Adventures With Mel & Syd
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✿ ✿ 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, March 8, 2012
Adventures With Mel & Syd & Maggie
Mother and daughter by Willowfeather
Capture of Sydney's mouseie treat by Sheryl T
Mel tried to catch a peek at the new born owlet, but Syd kept the owlet out of his view.
Another great capture by Willowfeather- Maggie gets her first meal
A different angle capture of Maggie and her meal - by Sheryl T.
Mel delivers his third treat for the before midnight treat count
Oh Mel.. hehe!
Maggie's first feeding