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, July 2, 2012

Sydney in the box again today

 How lucky can we get?
If you couldn't believe your eyes when you looked in and saw an owl, well yes indeed we have another day of viewing our Sydney. After a night of hearing nothing from our owls, she showed up to the box a little before 5:00am this morning and after going into the box she displayed some behavior that we all have seen before but only during nesting time. She scratched at the floor and also scratched her beak at the wall of the box. What does this all mean, do we know? Well we don't!
One thing we do know is that there has not been any viewings of bonding on camera. (doesn't mean there hasn't been bonding out of the view of the cameras eye)
Does this behavior mean that Sydney is ready for another clutch? We'll just have to wait and see.
Stay Tuned....