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

Monday, March 26, 2012

Technical Difficulties...

We are experiencing a cable problem. Inside Camera will be up and running possibly by this evening. Thanks for your patience!
Please do not worry, Sydney and the owlets are all well and doing fine.

Sydney 1st flyabout 2hrs 8mins. Syd left the box for her 2nd flyabout at 1:20am and returned at 5:51am. She was out for 4 1/2 hours. Could this mean that Sydney will be leaving the box soon during the day?
Stay tuned..

After reviewing the tapes -3 treats: 1 mousie + 3 gopher
Mel brings in the fourth treat for the night