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 19, 2012

Adventures & NiteTime Antics

Hunting 101 was clearly in session last night as we witnessed Syd giving Boomer private lessons. Syd would delivery tiny tidbits which chatters affectionately nicknamed “Mc critter Nuggets”. She was also seen flying in with no treats only to fly off pretending she had something. We can only surmise she is doing this to tempt Boomer to follow her to the hunting grounds. In the early morning Syd delivered another treat at 2:47 to Boomer on the roof which he immediately hopped down went into the box to enjoy his meal. The rest of the morning antics were capped off by games of follow the leader, catch me if you can and hopscotch on the playground. Not sure who won each game so we’ll call it a draw. Please keep in mind that Maggie has been off camera so much lately that she is dinning out so not to worry.
6 “Mc critter Nuggets” and 1 gopher delivered to Boomer while Maggie is dining out a la hunting grounds.

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Once again both are in for the day