Adventures With Mel & Syd
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✿ ✿ 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
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Adventures with Mel & Syd
Syd left the box 8:28pm last night and soon after Chittering, deeting & screeching between Mel & Syd heard 8:33 which lasted close to 8 minutes.
Another Owl spotting at 11:18pm. Syd landed in her tree 11:35, stayed till 12:13am. She landed on the box then flew to the trees 1:03. She took off at 1:44am
Sydney returned at 2:36am landing on the porch then hopped right in to join us for another day.