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

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Sounds of last night incoming deets, loud screech & chitters starting right after sundown Wonder what Mel & Syd’s conversation was about? Maybe, “Honey please move the horks a little more to the front”.

 Again incoming screeches & deets of 2 owls heard 6:47pm with Mel landing on the porch 7:13 with a thud. He went in straight away deciding to rest up the entire night.
Screech heard 9:01 after that, Mel returned to napping, stretching & preening.

Will we hear Mel’s precious deets calling for his lovely bride at sunset (4:42p OBT) or shortly thereafter?

Join us tonight 3 games in play-

  1. FFN -First Flight of the Night
  2. “Spot the Owl” and of course 
  3. “Owlsome Trivia- start time 8:30p OBT”.