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, November 27, 2012

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Screeches heard 10:03pm & 12:25am. Kanga.
You just never know when a owl will show up!
One second  you are watching a empty box and the next, a owl flies in and now you see an owl.

Kanga our roving ground reporter reports
(apparently kanga even roves around at 2am), an “owl on the box roof at  2:04am …- then the owl went in the box at 2:08.
 2:13am and back out onto the porch -

Tentative and inquisitive - possibly a young female UFO (Unidentifiable Owl)
.. 2:17 poof off into the night without a screech to any nearby mate. (maybe it was an out of stater (joking) ...
did anyone get the license plate or tail number?) “

 More loud screeches heard 2:40, 2:52 & 3:44.
Owl dropped from Palm onto the roof 5:01, hopped onto the smoke stack, looked around then took off 5:03am.