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

Monday, February 18, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Yesterday was full of sweet sounds of 2 owls in love, chitters, bondings & squeaks. Mel took good care of his lady preening her then kissy face (smooches).

Last night was more of the same. They  finally stepped out for their FFN - Syd 7:23pm, Mel 9:39pm.
What an active night!!!

It was very difficult to keep up with our game “Spot the Owl” with them.
With the inside camera being down & knowing Mel & Sydney were in the box, a 3rd owl landed on the palm cam 5:25 then entered the Kastle 5:40. As far as we could tell no fighting (see video). 

It left then Mel came out 5:43 to survey the area. Determining all is well he went back in.

Both are in for a 2nd day in a row.