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

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Adventures & NiteTime Antics

KangaRobin’s Flying Circus opened just after 8 last night with Boomer making an appearance under the big sky. Thanks to the new BEV cam position, we watched as she landed on the playground approximately 8:06pm and stayed for a minute and then flew off to join Maggie in the box. Mags was so excited to see Boomer, he greeting her at the door
( awww ) and was determined to keep her inside as long as possible by holding onto her feet.Mags gave Boomer lots of kisses (billing) and even nibbled at her tail feathers in a playful manner , it was so sweet it could melt your heart.
That lasted for about 10 minutes. Boomer re-emerges then flies back to the playground. Maggie surfaces 2 minutes later. They both took off to “The Shrubbery” across the way and in the distance we can hear the them say “Ni, Ni, Ni”. Our ring master, Sir Robin was ever so diligent in keeping up with the flying circus. Only one casualty confirmed when one of the kids landed on the playground. BEV cam took a nose-dive. It was knocked out for the rest of the evening. As night draws to early morning Boomer is seen on top on the roof practicing his “Silly Walks” – toe dusting. We all had a good laugh. As sunup approaches the Flying Circus closed its show. Maggie and Boomer make final appearances on the porch at 5:50am. They each take a bow on the porch before settling in the box for the day.

New Bev Cam View

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