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 3, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

We are at day 31 since our egg laying began and still await our first hatch. Some have seen pips while others have heard peeps.

What do you see or hear?
Is today the day for a hatch?
Stay tuned !

1st - a mouse slider 11:33pm slurp all gone (see video below) & 2nd - a gopher 5:15am (currently in pantry)

Sydney reached into the right pantry 3:10am retrieving the ROUS from the previous night finishing it 3:12.

Mel arrived with a gopher 5:15am. With a full belly, Syd placed the 2nd treat in the pantry.

 An owl (Henry or Mel ?) landed on the roof stack 5:33. Syd instantaneously gave chase. We held our breath especially after hearing the screeches that followed.
She returned 5:43 putting our minds at ease.