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, January 19, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Much speculation filled the room,
Is it Mel or is it Syd?
It slept like Mel,
but wait.. 
It flew to Sydney's favorite tree branch!
It has spots like Sydney!
But Mel has spots too!
Look at that wing pattern, it's Sydney!
But it has the white braided rim around its disc, It's Mel!
The owl looks young!
The owl looks old!
Wait, the owl looks comfortable in the box!
Sure looks like its the first time its ever been in the box!
You all get the picture..
Who do you think the visiting owl is?
You decide...

The Owl arrived it total silence except for the sound of the thud on the porch at 7:57pm OBT.