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, April 24, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Adelaide sitting pretty and looking so grown up.

 Sydney’s longest flyabout 4:07 - 5:26am, 1hr 19 minutes. Wonder what she was doing being gone for so long? She most likely hunted for herself.

Major Milestones: Hunter gulps down his 1st treat
(a small gopher)

Treat Report: 4 treats delivered:
1st - Gopher 10:01pm (Hunter gulp gone), Mel delivered the the 2nd treat hand of style thru the door to Syd - Gopher 10:52pm (Adi gulp gone)
3rd - headless Gopher 1:09am (shared) 4th - Gopher 3:19am (Hunter gulp gone)

Fan favorites were sent in by willowfeather , lilbirdz, CapeGal and MollyLoverForever.
Great captures ladies!
See the full nights photos by clicking on moderator Aj's flicker HERE