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, May 4, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Sydney stayed with the kids yesterday and they loved having her there with them. A few times during the day (when they were awake) they each tugged and pulled at Syd's feathers and even a few nips at her legs.

Sydney leaves after 8:30 pm and both Hunter and Adi wait for dinner.

9:02 pm a parent brings in T1 and hands it off to Adi.

Just 6 minutes later a  2nd treat. Again Adi gets the treat but out of sheer determination Hunter was able to get the steal and gulps it down..
* Adi's I don't care if you stole my treat Hunter "look"

A total of 7 treats were fed to the owlets last night. 3rd - Sm Treat 9:47p (Adi got it turning in circles, Hunter followed playing ring around the rosies), 4th - Sm Gopher 10:50p (Adi),
5th - Slider 11:53p (Adi), 6th - Gopher 12:07a (Hunter), 7th - Lg Treat not sure of time of delivery (Hunter finished it approx 2:55a)  Parent landed on the far side of the playground 4:01am then took off 2 minutes later. The kidz were quiet. Was this a test?
Today marks 2 out of 3 days the kidz are home alone.

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