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

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

A parent arrived 8:31pm with a ping-pong gopher back & forth it went. Adelaide had it 1st. Hunter came in for the steal which caused Adi to throw a hissy fit but she took it back. Then sneaky Hunter made his move, stole it - gulp gone. Mel or Syd landed 2:35am with the 2nd treat a very large gopher. Hunter grabbed it, moved to the back then finished it.

Not to worry Adi received plenty of treats the night before & will be fine. She has been very active. Both have been pouncing & flappercising which is so cute to watch. But more importantly, they are healthy and thriving.
See all the nights photos from Aj's flicker HERE
Hunter standing on one leg