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

Friday, December 28, 2012

Adventures with Mel and Syd

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 Deets heard 5:58pm. Screech heard at the same time an owl flew by 6:15.
Mel arrives at 7:26 followed by another owl on playground.

Mel remained inside while she stayed out. They struck up a conversation by screeching at one another.
 At one point she alost got the nerve to go inside and Mel started to huff and beak snap at her and she changed her mind.
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This female seems to be much larger then our Sydney,
could it be just the lighting of the cameras and angle and this is indeed Sydney?
You decide..
 She flies off at 8:06pm and doesn't return

Where did she go Mel ?
(what a sweet face on him)
He horks at 5:22am.
Feeling better now he went back to napping.
Welcoming kanga back home from his vacation and to the USA,
Mel stays the day!

Mel's entertain's the viewers with his many silly faces.
Check out the nights pictures from mods Aj and moobird

Moo's pix's HERE
Aj's pix's HERE