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

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

After spending the day with Sydney, it was time for Mel to stretch his wings & hunt, he left the nest at 8:49pm. Sydney soon followed at 9:07.
Later Mel arrived with a large headless treat for Syd  9:57ish
(see video below)
It was night full of bondings & Mel did his stand on Sydney again.

Approx 3:59am Mel arrived with a huge wabbit, handed it off to Syd, bonded then left 4:00. She ate part of the treat then placed it in the left pantry to save for later.
She is alone today in the box