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, September 14, 2012

Adventures With Mel & Syd

Can you see Sydney?
A faint screech was heard then Sydney answered loudly 7:18pm. She then sashayed to the door to see if Mel was around 7:19pm. Not seeing Mel, she moved back, horked at 7:37 & grabbed a last minute snooze.
Again distant screeches heard plus possible deets 8:04. Syd responded 8:06 then left to find Mel 8:44. The sounds of near & far vocals resonated throughout the night.
Silently she flew in but landed on the porch with a thud 5:03. She jumped into the Kastle 5:09 &immediately started her routine of realigning, preening & napping.

Come spend your day with Sydney!