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 26, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Sydney returns from her flyabout. Congrats FFN winner shockwave326 for Sydney 7:49p

JUST THE FACTS: Mel delivered 3 Treats to Sydney: 1st - gopher 8:05pm swallowed immediately, 2nd - gopher 10:23pm consumed & 3rd - gopher 1:05am place in front pantry later shredded & gulped down.

 Mel landed on the roof 8:19, entered the kastle 8:21, bonded & left. Sydney went for another flyabout 3:03am.

While she was out, Mel returned landing on the roof stack 3:05. Syd flew by as seen BEV cam then landed on the roof just above the door. They talked briefly. Maybe she gave him her dessert order?

Mel took of flying to the far end of the playground & turned around to watch Syd go in to tend to their eggs 3:06. He stayed for 4 more minutes before departing 3:10. Syd opened the front pantry & retrieved treat #3 3:21. She shredded & gulped it down finishing 3:29.