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, February 15, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd - Mel Antics

Mel arrived at 6:21pm last night  anticipating  a eggciting night with his lady.
He has his Vowlentine gift wrapped in the corner.. and waits 

He checks to see if his treat is still in the pantry untouched.
Mel removes the treat from the pantry and checks to see if anyone is looking...
He cant help himself and takes a few nibbles..
 Then as if no one saw..
He places it back in the corner of the pantry and waits for Sydney to arrive.
 The first taste was so good, he once again removes the treat and again takes a few nibbles
again placing it back in the cupboard and tries to hide the guilty look on his face..
"No she will never notice"
 "She will love her Vowlentine gift"!
but where is she??
"I think I will step outside so I don't eat anymore of this gift"

 Stepping back inside after the fresh night air at 11:10pm, with his tummy grOWLing, he nibbled again on his treat  leaving the leggz for later.
He stepped out 12:57am then flew off 1:14..

He didn't return and the Kastle remains empty for the day.

Will Mel return tonight to finish off his the meal?
Will his lady return to receive her Vowlentine gift a day late?

Join us tonight to find out....