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, June 15, 2013

Adventures of Adi and Hunter plus 1

 Viewers sat back eating popcorn & waited for the show to begin. The stage was set just before sunset, the Prey Box (PB) was lowered 1 rung & replenished, the cameras were in brought into position.....
the lights flickered then Act I “OWLman Returns” began.

The curtain was raised at 8:43. The UFO dropped into the Prey Box (PB) & snagged its 1st treat. Within minutes it was back for treats 2 and 3.
Adi & Hunter appeared at the close of the 1st Act.

 Act II “Game of ThrOWLns” opened with UFO Flybys followed by playground acrobatics courtesy of Adi & Hunter including palm tree climbing.

At one point Hunter missed the landing to the playground and fluttered to the ground. Our ground reporter Kanga went to check on her. He reported “Hunter was more stunned than anything, having let gravity take over... don't think she saw me when I went way to the right to peek and see what was up ... then she flew towards me, I ducked, she then saw me, and did a vertical swerve to avoid the large two legged object”

They kids were also seen defending their Kastle prior to the UFO gaining entry. The UFO remained inside for a few minutes revealing to us it is most indeed a barn owl.  It came back for a 4th treat 11:04pm.

The UFO mystery owl made it inside the box a total of three times for very short looks around.

On its 3rd entry and exit Hunter chased it off (captured by moderator laboop)
Adi 11:38pm & Hunter 11:39pm both grabbed a treat.
 Hunter inside prey box getting her dinner
 Hunter remained on the playground where she shredded & finished while Adi ate hers elsewhere.

The 2nd Act closed with Hunter flying off to the greenbelt.

Act III “Phantom of OWLpra” opened at 3:45am with Hunter on the left most side of the playground & the theme song “Stillness ofthe night” playing in the background.

The 3rd Act closed just as it began.

Act IV “FiddOWLers in the Palmz” opened with the Kidz coming home. Between 5:05am & 5:30am the following happening: Adi & Hunter both landed on the playground,
jumped into the PB then back to the playground empty taloned. Most likely they ate in the PB.

The 4th & final Act closed with them flying up to the Palmz to spend the day. As the curtain was drawn we heard what sounded like owls preening. Listen closely and you may hear it too.

Join us this evening for the encore.