To some this is music to their ears as we know that this is our first sign of impending eggs to come, to others it could be just torture and seems endless.
The female will do this squawking to condition the Male to hunt for her while she broods eggs and later her owlets. She will do this squwaking only when the male is with her and then stops when he leaves the nest.
Mel steps out for the hunt at 9:57pmMel bringing home a slider mouseie for Sydney -
Treat #1 at 10:16pm
It was playtime later as Mel flies off and Sydney goes from the roof to the playground and time for a little outdoor bonding
Picture showing camera lag after bonding - not three owls
Wonder where its head went?
The owl will remove the head on much larger prey as to protect themselves from being bitten as the prey tries to survive the attack.
We remind our sensitive viewers that now is the time to get those post it notes. They work wonders to post to their computer screens when its just to much to see.
Down the hatch!
Sydney is home alone today and has made good progress on her pellets that have been broken up by her to provided a nice soft and warm bedding for her eggs that will be coming soon.
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