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

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

With Mel staying the day inside the box yesterday with Sydney, we got to enjoy the sweet chittering and allopreening they shared.

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Mel leaves the box to hunt for dinner for himself and for Sydney

Overnight Delivery Report (ODR):
1 treat delivered to Sydney at 4:06am
mousie slider, she had eaten a leftover from the pantry earlier in the evening.

Possible dent in one egg seen. Please join us as we watch and wait to see if this does progress into our first hatch

*Per Moderator dandilion : Timewise I am sure E1 was Wednesdays egg the went to the "Rainbow Bridge". It is still unknown if #2, #3, or #4 was the non viable egg taken out and appeared to be empty on 3/31. 
We are at day 34 since the first egg was laid. Eggs hatch between 29-34 days with the average at day 30-31