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, March 19, 2013

Adventure with Mel and Syd

 Sydney made another daylight exit in her box yesterday, It appeared that she heard something ...
and then walked out, but shortly returned to her eggs, and tucked them in.
We are half way there to hatch with expected hatch at the first week of April.

Sydney went on her FFN 8:07pm.
Mel delivered a headless 1st treat at 8:32pm - some discussion as to weather this was a large rat or a huge opossum, She placed it in the pantry but after a casting of her pellet later devoured it approx after midnight.
(see video below)
Syd left for a flyabout 4:05am returning 4:07. Mel flew by seconds later deeting.