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, September 10, 2012

Adventures With Mel & Syd - 12 days and counting

Syd departed early 7:34pm. Kanga stated, ”had a rare rain, for this time of year - so perhaps she's out to confront the rodents emerging ...”.

Hard rain fall around 11:30pm but no owls returned to the box or were seen

Syd silently appeared in her tree 3:54am.

 She flew to the porch 4:01 & lingered for 21 minutes watching the surroundings before entering 4:22. After a night out on the town, she realigned her feathers then settled in for a nap.

Mel was heard deeting in the area 5:31 & 5:32. Syd answered him with a loud screech then returned to napping.

This is the 12th day in a row with our Sydney.