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, March 10, 2012


Boomers egg shell can be seen to the left of Sydney after the hatch

*** Second hatch March 9th, confirmed at 9:11pm - Welcome our newest little owlet "Boomer" - Congratulations to Naming Contest winners: Ozgood13 and Jvet ! *** 
and all the mods that chose the name Boomer in their contest.

See more pics from the day -

Mel delivers his nite time treat before the hatch

                                                         Sydney feeding Maggie
Mel brings in treat 3

Special thank you to all that sent in their wonderful captures of yesterdays events.