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

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pip & Hatch watch Day 30

 No pip could be seen yesterday afternoon, tho many thought they could see one.
No peeps could be heard either.

Mel brings in a PPG (Plump Pocket Gopher) at 7:00pm for Sydneys dinner.
with a taste or two for him (headless)
Nom nom nom!
Sydney become very restless in the evening getting up and off her eggs. She looks at them many times like she is feeling a movement or hears a peeping from inside the egg that will hatch.
She has also been digging and tapping with her beak on the floor of the nest box which has been in the past a sign of the owl encouraging the owlet to crack out of its shell.
Could Sydney be looking at movement from within her egg??
Will a hatch happen later in the wee hrs??
Many questions and wonders..
Stay tuned..