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 22, 2012

Its all about Maggie

Maggie gets her own whole prey three times.  Gulp! Burpet..

Later in the night, Maggie's 3rd whole prey - well sorta whole

Is that for me mom?? But I'm full!
Mel proved last night that he is and always be a mighty hunter, hauling in 7 treats to Sydney's one,
(yes she hunted again) for a total of 8 treats for the midnight to midnight treat count.
All babies well fed and doing well.

Mel makes another 2 deliveries after midnight to start the new count.
No this isn't the same picture night after night of Mel.. Same pose diff night