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

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Yesterday was a warm day in Kangadom. Sydney kept herself cool by standing erect, drooping wings & gular fluttering (panting).  After her breakfast Sydney stepped out of the box for a few minutes (see video)

Evening arrives and she moved a wabbit from the right pantry to the left uncovering a slider. She slurped it down 6:50pm.

 The masked Invader owl arrived to the nest goes in and bonds with Sydney and just a few minutes later..
Mel arrived home with a treat 7:41, handed it off to Syd & bonded. She placed it in the right pantry.  Several bondings took place afterwards.

The nettlesome 3rd owl’ shows once again on the playground
(was he there for Syd or for "Fred" or "Chad" the petrified rodent on the platform on the playground)

Mel gives chase..

With both Mel and Sydney safe and in for the day, the morning starts off with a a surprise to all of us.
WE have an EGG!