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 7, 2012

Adventures & NiteTime Antics

Thank you Kanga for cleaning the camera lens and giving us a awesome view

Mag's early exit last night was due to hearing Sydney
exit at 8:48 pm.

Mag's back out at 11:47pm and Boomers frist exit of the night was at Midnight with Syd showing up to watch the kidlets at 12:05am
Another first for Mags when he makes it to the playground at 2:33am.. Yay!!

Outings: Maggie – 8:48pm (few minutes) 11:57pm-? & 2:21am-3:51am, Boomer – Midnight-?, 2:23am-2:49am, 2:53am-3:01am & 3:13am-3:43am. Syd showed up at 12:05am to watch the kids for awhile.

Maggie’s Adventures: 2:33am – she jumps down to playground, hops around having fun and then disappears on the other side of BEV cam. She finally jumps back up to porch around 3:06am. 3:08am – She jumps up to the roof, checks the scenery out and walks around watching Boomer from above. 3:21am – She spots the perch, hops on then back to roof before doing her dismount onto the porch. She sticks the landing.

Boomer’s Adventures: Yesterday we notice Boomer having trouble negotiating the corner turn of the porch. He lost his footing. This morning he spent most his time getting use to the different texture under his talons. Looked at times he was tap dancing. He went on walk about a few times made the turn, went to Bindi’s corner and back. Practice makes perfect and he is building his confidence each time. Happy to report he did well.

Treats count: – No treats observed but keep in mind, Maggie was on playground out of view on other side of BEV cam. Syd could have fed her there. Also, cams went down just before change over. It was dark enough and still time for a quick delivery. When cams came back up Maggie had a treat which she generously shared with Boomer.