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

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Adventures With Mel & Syd

Syd almost topples over in her deep sleep
 Syd stepped out 7:44pm. She let out a loud screech 7:50pm then off to find Mel.  Screech heard in the distance 8:15.
Deets heard 8:44. Owl landed in the  tree & 2nd owl flysby. Both struck up a conversation 8:48.

Mel & Sydney both flew to the kastle & went in 8:58pm, had a stare down.
 (Mel in the back & Sydney being sassy in the front)
Some chitterings here but no kissy face.
They stayed 2 minutes before heading off again.
They then left 9:00pm to the trees.

 Thud, Syd landed on the porch 3:22am, entered & relaxed.
Mel arrived at the Kastle 4:12 & entered straight away. Syd hissed then both chittered. She kept her eyes on him while he stared out the door. Mel left 4:18 for the trees then the area 4:25am.
♫ September morn, Syd & Mel danced until the night, 
Became a brand new day ♥ .•*¨* • ♪ 
Enjoy Sydney for the day, she's in her box..
What a way to start Sept!