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 22, 2012

Adventures & NiteTime Antics

2 treats delivered by Mel.
A rat to Boomer at 9:24pm
and another Mel delivery to Boomer but Mags steals and gulps down at 11:41pm
Another treat to Boomer at 2:03am

If you look in the far back of this picture you can see Owl sitting in the tree,
This has been known to be a favorite place of Sydney's.
Is she watching the nest?

Is this Sydney on the playground?
Soon the parents will be luring out the owlets with food.
Is this the start?

3 treats total for the night