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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Adventures with Mel & Sydney

Syd left the Kastle 7:51pm.

Around 10pm we noticed spidy keeping Boom cam company but lost track of it when fog descended. Early morning screeches & deets heard close by. Flyby over the Kastle 4:15am. Syd dropped out of the air landing on the roof 5:35. Seconds later Mel hovered over then flew off. She flew to her tree spot 5:36 then left 5:41. Screech heard 5:51 followed by Syd in her tree 5:55.

 Wanting to make sure we knew she is doing well, Syd left the tree, flew to the Kastle and entered 5:57am.

Though the injury is clearly seen, she is resting comfortably and will be monitored by the many viewers who care for her ‎~ ♥ ~