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 5, 2012

Melbourne and Sydney are wild and free barn owls able to come and go as they please through the hole in the nesting box.
They are not pets!
This is Mel and Sydney's second clutch at this nesting box.
Maggie and Boomer - Owlets
The box is located in Owlceanside Cowlifornia and is in the backyard of kanga's home
Kangarobin is the box owner and broadcaster of the Ustream channel and is a engineer by profession and the owl box designer.
Kangarobin is from Melbourne Australia.

"Momma, do we really need to learn how to fyl ... can't we just keep laying here and have treats brought in"?

"We'll just lay here like little rug rats, and maybe a real rat will come along - till then we can't be bothered growing up and learning to fly"

Leg stretch Captures by Willowfeather

                                                             One talon, two talon...

Maggie's Pin Feathers by moobird