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

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

By Sunza
Just sitting doing one of my favorite things, watching Syd and her little owlets, stretching their wings.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, a vision of Syd's chest, suddenly there. 

And try as I might, I couldn't ignore the sight, of all little hearts lined up in a row... Pointing to her babies, down below!!=

We can see Adelaide's hole in her tongue, this is known as a breathing tube and helps owls to breath as they swallow their food whole.
Treat Report: 3 treats delivered: 1st - gopher 9:08pm, 2nd - slider mouse 12:12am, 3rd - mouse 2:26am

Mel knows exactly what he is suppose to do. He will be bringing into the box much smaller prey items so the owlets can learn to swallow whole. Adelaide has already mastered this feat, now its Hunters turn.

Our viewer Pic of the day (above) was sent in by niffalovesyou and thinks that Adi looks like she is smiling.