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

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

 The early mornings silence was broke with the loud deeting of a owl flying in at 3:41am. Mel hopped into the box with a female right behind him as she landed rooftop.
Mel showed his dancing steps and singing to impress this lady owl.

Yes Mel even beak snapped as this female was outside hopping from the porch to the camera housing.
Mel sneaking a peek of the female sitting out on the porch.

The female enters the box  and then we had the inside camera go off..
Oh NOOO!!!!
What happened inside?
Was there a stare off?
Did Mel act sassy and saucy with her?
She soon makes her exit and then fly's off to the greenbelt at 4:41am.

Mel spends the overcast and drizzly day inside the Kastle.