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 14, 2012

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Thanks to moo and Aj for the quick snap of their fingers (click any image to enlarge)

Mel & Sydney’s screeches & deets were heard throughout the night. Mel landed on top of the roof 1:41am, went inside 1:43, beak snapped then relaxed.

 He continuously chittered for his sweetheart. Syd couldn’t resist Mel’s sweet sound. She landed on the porch 2:24 & stayed out in the rain while Mel sung,  ♫♫ I’m chittering in the rain… what a glorious feeling viewers happy again”. ♪
 Syd left 3:31, Mel followed 3:32am.
A perch touch & go landing spotted 3:38. Incoming deets 3:43 heard just before Mel’s return. He went into the Kastle straight away, preened then waited for Syd.

He stepped out 4:03, moved to the right on the porch then flew off at 4.04am.

Incoming deets heard again 4:57. Possible playground  or boom cam landing heard 4:59am, but once again the kastle remains empty for the day.