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

Friday, June 14, 2013

Adventures with Adi and Hunter plus 1

The dinner plate
(Prey Box) was set with the Kastle serving up 8 critters. We waited to see who would drop in to partake. The UFO helped itself to 5 treats when kanga did the count.

Not knowing if the Kidz dined, the Kastle was wakened approx 2:30am. A quick check revealed the dinner plate was not empty, 2 leftovers.  So who got the other treat?

The chef quickly prepared a 2nd course of 4 & while serving reported, “the owls did the right alarm calls when I invaded their path of the yard.” Shortly afterwards, we observed 3 helpings disappear (2:53am, 3:04am & 3:20am) which meant 3 left.

Was this the same owl all 3 times? It was very hard to identify, for the owl(s) snagged & dashed.

We did see Adi drop in & dine at the table 4:06am. She had very good table manners. She finished before flying off. Hope these owls left a huge tip for our wonderful chef.

One of the highlights of the evening according to our ground reporter Kanga was, “…all 3 owls were sitting close together on the left end of the pg...” This happened approx 10:21pm.

Adi appeared on the roof 5:44am but where was Hunter? Adi left to find her.

Sunrise came and the crows cawed, indicating too late to be seen.

The Kastle is empty. Have Adi, Hunter & UFO become friends? Are they spending the day with the UFO at its roosting spot? If not, where nearby are they hunkering down?