Sydney went on her FFN 7:33-7:38pm. An owl landed on the far end of the playground 8:03. We presumed it was the exasperating 3rd owl for Sydney never made a sound. He flew off 8:11 but remained in the area.
He was spotted 8:19-8:20 in Syd’s favorite tree, 8:25-826 on the playground & 8:40ish trying to get into the box. Sydney stood at the door. She wouldn't let him in beak snapping him away. (This cycle repeated at least 3 times: tree to playground to box 8:19ish-9:15) Deets heard 12:02am. Sydney stepped out 1:37. Sydney rushes to the door to kick the 3rd owl out
According to Kanga two owls were playing. Sydney returned back to her eggs 1:40. Sensing Mel’s presence, she started to deet 5:40. Mel arrived empty taloned 5:48 but wet. Maybe he took a dip in the koi pond. They bonded. Viewers were treated to a beautiful preening & kissyface session.
Awww love in still in the air, well in this case the Kastle. Mel spends the day with his family.
Is four eggs the end of Sydney's clutch or will we see her lay a fifth egg today? Stay tuned...