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

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Adventures & NiteTime Antics

Daytime sleeping beauty

 Is that mom I hear bring us a treat?

First treat flies to the owl box
 at 8:09 pm

Maggie got first gopher treat but went and gave it to Boomer!
They both took turns pouncing on Buckey

Four legged owlet by Robin in NJ and the SPO

Rooftop owl made another appearance.
Do you think its a parent?

Both Maggie and Boomer stick their heads out the door.
Its getting closer and closer to when one or both will make their first exit to the porch.
Will tonight be that night??