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

Monday, May 14, 2012

Adventures & NiteTime Antics

Mags spent the day in the box by himself yesterday while Boomer was out in the trees.
Will Mags join Boomer in the trees and the box be empty?
Stay tuned...

1:35AM Boomer gets a gopher treat delivered to the porch and then brings it into the box to eat it


Owl visitor (below)
Another night, another adventure. Boomer returns and Maggie steps out to join him for another fun filled evening. Viewers were pleased to see Syd deliver a treat to Boomer. Handoff took place on the porch which he brought into the box. He played with it for awhile before gulping it down. Once again the unidentified owl makes an appearance and enters the box. It didn’t stay long. This time the paparowlzzi were ready and captured several snapshots. We still don’t know its identity. Most think it is Syd. 
Boomer was last seen at 5:38am on the porch before flying off to the hunting grounds to hunker down for the day. Guess he enjoyed the outdoors so much yesterday that he’s doing it again.
Maggie decides today to stay indoors. Thanks Maggie we get to admire you all day again.
Mags in the box today