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

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Adventures with Mel & Syd

We welcomed Mel & Sydney’s 2nd Egg yesterday 3/5/13 9:51am. Along with a full chat room, several classrooms were viewing & eggspressed their eggcitement in witnessing Egg#2 being laid.

 Mel arrived 8:19 empty taloned. His ritual has become, arrive, hand off treat if in beak, bond, nap or leave. He brought in the BACON (Bearing Additional Copious Owl Nutrition), treats – mouse 11:43pm, gopher 12:21am & a MT (Mystery Treat) 12:54. After waking from comas, they bonded 2:38. Sydney exited 1st followed by Mel bolting out after her 2:43. She returned to tend to her 2 eggs 2:48.

Mel decided again to spend the day in all likelihood close by at the Palmz keeping his eyes on the Kastle.
Join us tonight for Mel’s return & for Syd’s FFN (First Flight of the Night)