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, April 12, 2012

Adventures & NiteTime Antics

Song of the day:
 phdowl: one owlet, two owlet, staring at their feet, waitin for their mom to say deet deet deet..

Both parents deliver -8 treats for the night.
7:57, 8:45, 9:20, 9:49 & 10:18 pm ,12:24am ,
2 other treats arrived between chat pause with the last critter arriving at 4:43am OBT
Assortment of mice and gophers.
Both babies fed eggstreamly well with a few still laying on the Owlbox floor.
Will they remain for the pantry?

Maggie's after a gulp face.. Yep she looks happy

Bookends by Becky of the SPO site

The babies hiss at the rain sounds on 4/11/12 wee hrs