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

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mel brings in 4 treats to the Maggie and Boomer, one of which was a cotton tail bunny.
When Sydney returns back to the box she hauls in a very large Rat that can barley make it through  the door. She then unzips and PPG
(plump pocket gopher) and shreds it and feeds to Boomer.
Total treats 5
Boomer tries to find the zipper on the gopher while Maggie looks on
Mel delivers the cotton tail

We weren't sure if the owl on the palm cam was Mel or Sydney or who.
The owl stayed a few minutes and then flew off towards the greenbelt.

Sydney returns back with a large ratatouille cuisine

Faceplants and food comas after large meals and if you look around in the box you can see a lot more whitewash (squirtz).
I see kanga cleaning Schmutz off the camera lens soon.
If your not sure what that means,
ask kanga <wink>