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 5, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Mel arrived 7:02pm. They bonded several times before he headed out on a hunting trip 10:39.

He returned with a treat #1 10:50, bonded then left 10:51. Syd needing a quick nature break,
flew out 12:21am returning one minute later landing on the roof. She stayed out till 12:26. Mel returned with treat #2 (slider mouse) 12:48, bonded then left 12:50. He returned empty taloned 1:21. He departed again 1:29 returning 2:03 with treat #3. They bonded. Syd placed the treat in the right pantry for later. Mel left 2:14. She went on a flyabout 3:32 – 3:40. Mel stopped by again empty taloned for a quick visit 4:32, bonded then flew off 4:34. 
Syd is alone this morning well not really she has us to cheer her on while waiting for her to deliver: