Mel silently landed on the perch 5:47pm, entered & napped. He moved to the door 7:14 looking for Sydney, stepped out 7:30, looked around then departed 7:32pm.
Owl landed on roof at 1:40am and while a few of us still viewing were speculating just who was this owl, by movements we didn't think this was Mel , then the owl jumped down and entered the Kastle at 2:15am.
The great owl debate - should I go in or stay out
No viewing of her leg but it appears that she has healed and remains strong.
She was outside for 38
minutes enjoying the soft rain before leaving with a screech 2:55.
Mel or Syd did a touch & go landing on the porch 5:26a.
A close loud screech heard 5:55am followed by distant then incoming deets 5:58.
Wondering why Mel would beak snap at an owl or even toe dust (Syd) that he already knows and is familiar with?
What we do know is that although we all have been told and learned that this is a defensive behavior with owls such as a warning or guarding their territory to warn off other owls, we believe that this is also a form of communication with owl pairs. With seventeen different language sounds barn owls make, we couldn't possibly know what they are saying and are now finding out that this behavior is common place, even amongst mated pairs.
We are thankful to the mods who are dedicated with getting the pictures and videos that we use on this blog everyday and their reports of what goes on at the Kastle while we sleep.
Thanks to moobird, Dandi and Aj ♥