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, May 6, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

As soon as the sunset, both Adi and Hunter were up and ready for dinner but the weather turned.Rain began late afternoon and continued throughout the night.
The rain in Oceanside hit again at the kastle after 11:30pm and when rain hits we know it makes it harder for our Mel and Syd to hunt. The critters remain inside their hideouts and the owls lose the ability to fly silent with wet wings and their element of surprise is lost.
A very wet owl (Mel or Syd) makes a gopher delivery at 12:51am. Hunter moved so fast we couldn't id the treat, a few gulps and it was gone. Only after reviewing the recording we were able to determine the treat was a partially unzipped gopher delivered by Mel. Rain is forecasted again for Monday night.
Treat Count 1 - unzipped gopher to Hunter

 On Sunday, kanga again broadcasted the hummingbird feeder.
What a nice way to spend the day watching the different species getting a drink of sweet nectar. <wink>

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by Margaret Guly  

Thanks Margaret for the adorable captures