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, August 21, 2012

Adventures With Mel & Syd

A quarter to nine an owl was seen, in the distance, in the tree. 
She remained for how long we are not sure, but one thing for certain she is with her amour.
Screeches & deets heard after five, followed by a palm tree landing, we knew she arrived. 
With boom cam down we had to be still, till 5:40am she landed on the doorsill.

Congrats to first time "GoldenHorkTicket" winners Gsogirl59 & RickieRay with their email shout out at 8:45pm's owl tree sighting, also another fine win for sfp764342, with her 5:40am shout out!!