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 28, 2012

Adventures With Mel & Syd

While Syd arrived 9:24pm & went into the Kastle, Mel was heard screeching in the distance. She looked out screeched loudly, stepped back, preened then went to sleep. Mel arrived around 11pm OBT and went right into the box with Sydney moving towards the back of the box. This time Sydney seemed to be more welcoming towards Mel and only pleasantries were exchanged between the two.
Mel went out onto the porch & before he departed at 11:20pm, Syd moved to the door, reached out & gave him a quick smooch,
Love is in the air ♥ .•*¨* • ♪
 Syd left shortly after 11:30pm.
Mel returned to Syd’s favorite spot in the tree 1:20am, flew to the box & entered straight away. He stayed till 2:09. Syd landed 5:47. Her knack for late minute arrivals, has become ever so welcomed.
Sydney is in her box today!