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

Monday, April 8, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Mel arrives with his first treat of the night
Overnight Delivery Report (ODR): 4 treats delivered to Sydney: 1st - gopher 10:29pm, 2nd - gopher 12:54am (pantry),
3rd - gopher 3:09am (pantry) & 4th – rabbit 4:45am (pantry).

Mel arrived , handed Sydney her dinner ,bonded with Sydney and quickly left.
Adi still has her pipping muscle on her neck which makes it hard to hold her head up, she has been eating well and has already doubled in size since she first hatched. She continues to be very vocal and seems to be very strong and is exactly what we've been waiting for.‎ ♥

Thanks to Mel, Sydney has a nice sized rabbit to feed Adi today.