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

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Mel’s screeches were heard along with Sydney’s replies 7:24pm, 7:33pm & 7:41pm. She left for the greenbelt at8pm.

Distant screeches heard 1am, 4:48, & 4:52.
Mel escorted Sydney home 4:53.
 They both landed on the roof.
You can tell how much he loves her for he made sure she was ok before taking off. Syd not ready to go inside, flew off 4:56. A second later, we noticed the PG shake.  Maybe she swung around & landed? Flyby 5:38. Distant screech heard 6:11. It seems, Mel convinced Sydney to stay with him.

Quote from ruthiesmom2, “maybe Mel wants to observe her today."