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, October 15, 2012

Adventures with Mel & Syd

Mel screeched & appeared in the tree 6:54pm. Syd responded by deeting, “It’s too early to come out to play just need a little more sleep.” She was heard snoring(deeting in her sleep) 8:05.

Mel being impatient, woke her with an off cam deeting flyover 8:45. Syd’s response was, “Ok just give me about 1/2hr to get ready.” She stepped out 9:13, looked for him then took off 9:21.

Syd landed on the porch with a big treat (rat?) 12:14am & placed it in the pantry. As one of them flew by 1:47am the other landed on the PG.

Syd’s brief visit 4:18am had us puzzled & laughing. She landed on the porch, went straight to the pantry, grabbed the treat, stood there for a second trying to decide should I stay or go then out she then out she went with treat in beak to eat outside. She left

She silently returned in her tree at 4:42am then flew towards the left 4:58.
Nearby deeting heard 5:44 & 5:58 immediately followed by Mel buzzing the Kastle, banking left, landing in the tree 5:59am then departs buzzing the Kastle once again 6:03.

Syd knowing sunset was approaching and wanting to spend the day with us, came from the greenbelt 6:13am. She flew in from bottom left of camera view and went straight to the porch.

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