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

Friday, August 31, 2012

Adventures With Mel & Syd

As day came to a close & night began, Mel was heard in the area but not seen. Syd remained in the Kastle while they communicated to one another 8:00pm. She stepped out onto the porch 8:01.

The conversation continued till she flew to the trees 8:03. Syd returned 8:11, went into the Kastle & took a nap.
She woke up, moved to the door, looked out & picked up the discussion 9:07.

 Syd left 10:26. Boom cam shook 2:04am but no sighting. Deets heard followed by a flyby 3:50am.

Mel flew straight into the Kastle 3:58 & stayed till 4:10. Syd flew over the boom cam to the trees 4:56,
 Perched for a several minutes, then flew to the porch 5:10 & in. She was observed scratching the walls and rearranging the furniture (hork tossing).

Syd assumed a defensive posture, hissing/toe dusting.  UFO landed in the tree 5:23 then on the roof.
UFO flew off 5:24 but landed on boom cam. Syd moved to the door 5:34 hissing. She eventually stepped back 5:38 to relax.

Sydney & UFO on the roof

Sydney stays for the day!