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

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Adventures & NiteTime Antics

Maggie is 53 days and Boomer is 51!
8:29 1 Gopher to Boomer
9:50 1 fat Rat to Maggie
10:08 Gopher to Boomer, both Boomer and Maggie have a play with it , jump & pounce, jump & pounce and then to the back pantry with it
2:54am treat to boomer?  gopher
Total Critter Count - 4
When Syd arrived with the rat she sat on the porch for a while with it...
Getting them ready for their first exit?

Owl comes to the roof at 10:28pm and stays for a few minutes and then flies off.
Kids still playing with the third treat and gives no threat response to the rooftop owl.
Rooftop Owl back again for 20 mins
Babies react like its a parent.

Owl visits total - 4 times
Is this Sydney? You decided..