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

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Adventures & NiteTime Antics

Each night brings a new adventure. Boomer once again for the 2nd night in a row ventures out 1st. When Maggie decides to join him, they take off to the delight of viewers. The trees across the walking path have become one of their favorite spots in addition to palm tree hugging.

“And now something completely different”: At approx 2:04am and before chat was un-paused an unidentified owl decided to enter the box and stay for 10 minutes
(Face looks like Sydney to me).

Chat was un-paused roughly at the same time the unknown owl made its get away. AJ was able to fire off 1 quick snapshot and we have been pondering and comparing pics ever since. Question comes to mind, “who can it be now”?  This unknown owl was very relaxed and seemed familiar with the surroundings. Later on as Maggie was admiring the view from the roof, this owl flew to the doorway perch from boom cam area. Maggie jumped down non-threatening went up to its beak as if a treat delivery was in progress. Is this owl a parent? Inquiring minds want to know. If so, then perhaps school is in session and we are witnessing a beginners hunting class, Hunting 101. Maggie is seen later on the roof pouncing invisible prey very cute and entertaining. Boomer so far is a no show. We can only assume that he needed a private hunting lesson and is staying after school in the greenbelt. ( wink ).

Boomer returns home finally at 5:21am just in time for some last minute antics. BEV cam was still up and we were able to see Maggie and Boomer in morning light. Oh my, they are gorgeous. Both went in at 5:34am and look peaceful.

Once again no deliveries were witnessed on camera. As a reminder, horks in the box later in the day means they are getting treats.

Boomer in palm

Home sweet home