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, April 17, 2012

Adventures & NiteTime Antics

Boomer steps out for the paparazzi.
A new game in chat last night keeps us laughing and having a good time.
Everyone make up your own fortune cookie saying about Owls was a game our chatter Ozgood came up with.
Some of the clever ones from chatters -
Ozgood13: "One who watches Owls has eyes on Nature!"
eb82: "May you hork daily"
skyskimmer3: "One who rasp, rasp's with hunger"
merylyn: "better 10 gophers in the box then 1 on the ground"
NightOwlet: “seeing an owl a day keeps good fortune coming your way”
 skyskimmer3: "One who flaps his wings, will soon take flight"
Ozgood13: "May the night be your playground!"
Do you have one??

Boomer holds up the wall waiting for dinner, all the while rasping. 

Boomer with the first Gopher treat at 8:07pm OBT
While Boomer eats her second treat of the night in the back of the box, Mags takes in a little squeeze the hork with my talon practice.
2 Gophers for Boomer and 1 for Maggie
Total Critter Count - 3
8:07, 8:39 , 11:06pm OBT
Maggie waiting by the door for the next treat
Very cute!