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 1, 2012


Deets and a screech heard at 8:18pm and then later no sights or sounds throughout the night, an empty kastle come daylight, Syd Mel where can you be? Two days in a row, we miss you terribly!

 Cam #4 is up with a new experimental view on Syd's favorite side-roosting branch (located off to the left - see the edge of the playground to the right of screen)
kanga will test it for scan and pan ability after dark - "Hope we got the lighting right... else more fun up in the air adjusting things with the rocket back-pack"! (•‿•) ~kanga