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

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Adventures With Mel & Syd plus 4

 Mel's still got it!
Fling & Fly method is on early this clutch with Mel throwing in four (4) treats before 9:00pm OBT
 Mel arrive with treat five after 10PM and this time stays a minute to check out Sydney and the kids.
I think he was looking for Sydney's approval.
No bonding.

                                Maggie, Boomer, Alice and Roo all eager to eat.
               Sydney reacts to Mel throwing in another treat while feeding the babies

Looks like Boomer has been taking Maggie escape lessons.

With the sunshine in her face, Sydney looks like a proud and happy mom.