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 24, 2012

Adventures with Mel & Sydney - More antics

Mel bows to her Queen Sydney upon her entry to the kastle
Oh what a night !! Golden horks were flying out the door left right n center, chatters were delighted to know Mel and Syd were about with first sightings at 1.18 in the trees, and then like magic they both appeared in the box at 1.42am.

Syd was not pleased by her many vocalizations  to have Mel in the box.. but things soon settled as Sydney stepped out to the porch at 1.55am and then flew of to the fork of the tree.

Did she leave yet ?
Mel shows us his stretched out wing

Mel stayed happily snoozing in the owlbox till he flew off at 3:21am
Bye Mel, good to see you and have you check in.
Sydney returns to claim her roost this morning at 5:54am and spends the day with us once more.