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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Adi gets closer and closer to making her first exit out of the box. This is usually done with a parents calls from outside of the box to the owlet and withholding of food dropped inside the box. We have seen this in the previous clutches of Mel and Syd with the lack , it has been a way of allowing the owlet to slim down to prepare it for its branching and first flight.

Rest assured under the supervision of a Raptor Expert, they will receive supplements to ensure sufficient food supply.

The little song sparrow must have fledged as the nest was empty so Kanga once again showed us his hummingbird feeder and boy was it a view of all different kinds. How many did you get to see?