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

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Adventures with Mel & Sydney

Mel screeched from somewhere outside the Kastle 8:38pm. Syd responded loudly saying,
“I’m not ready”.

Finally, dressed to the nines, she stepped out 10:47pm then flew off at 10:49 to find him.

Mel & Syd flew by deeting & landed in the tree 4:30am.

He decided to fly to the porch hoping she would follow. She did not. Mel, looking back & forth between the Kastle door & Syd said, “Let’s go in.”
She ignored him.
He flew back to her in the tree and had a few choice words then flew off.
 She left 4:41 to find him to apologize. Screech heard 5:01.

They returned deeting & played follow the leader 5:14 landing on the Kastle, flying to the trees 5:15 & leaving 5:16.
Syd returned solo to her tree 5:42. She flew to the Kastle 5:54. Upon entering, was observed scratching the walls & house cleaning-hork tossing.
View more of Sydney yesterday in her box