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, June 17, 2013

Adventure with Adi and Hunter plus 1

Our Kidz are maturing & continuing to perfect their survival skills: pouncing, jumping, flying, perching, balancing & nabbing treats. The UFO has become a very good tutor and Adi & Hunter good students, especially observing the teacher’s technique of negotiating the Prey Box.

8 Treats go MIA: UFO was the first to hit the prey box at 9:07pm. This seems to be the mystery owls ETA the past few nights. Will the owl stick to its same time schedule tonight?

A few minutes later at 9:11pm another strike by an owl that could not be ID'd.. Some think its possible it was Hunter or Adi.
9:18pm Hunter (positive ID) jumped into the prey box to grab her snack, she took it to the playground platform, shredded a little and gulped it down.

12:47am one of the kids jumped into the prey box snagging 3, one right after the other. Viewers watched as the owl hunted each one down inside the box, pouncing from one side to the other , as the live prey was trying to escape the sharp talons. After the kid left the box, it continued its skills of pouncing on top one of the playground platforms, hoping and pouncing. Could this have been Hunter?

Please bear with us as we try to ID owls going in and out of the prey box, this is a difficult thing to do. We do believe both kids ate last night and ate well. 

Join us again tonight for another fun filled evening of “The Greatest Show on Earth”.