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

Friday, April 26, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Most of the night was the game of "Tug of War" between Adelaide and Hunter with treats. First Hunter would have it then Adi would. Each did get their fair share for the night. Sydney's tactic would be to just drop the treat and who got, got it and under her watchful eye, she would make sure that each one could handle its size for the gulp.

 Treat Report: 4 treats delivered: 1st - Gopher 9:40 pm, 2nd - headless Rabbit 10:08pm, 3rd - small Rabbit 11:08pm, 4th - Gopher 1:49am

While Sydney was out on a short flyabout, Mel delivered the 4th treat a gopher (see video). She took 2 long flyabouts: 11:50pm - 12:04am, 1hr 14min & 2:57am – 4:02am, 1hr 5min.

A collage of Fan favorites by sunza & fst
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