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

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Adventures with Adi and Hunter plus 1

From Kanga- " We will not show live treats being captured on cam - we thought it was not the right thing to do on Ustream, even though this is what the owls all do in nature - surely a few people would be understandably upset. Tonight we have all defrosted dead rodents - perhaps UFO won't be as energetic cleaning out the pantry too quickly and Adi & Hunter can have one evening of familiar treats for a change ... it still enforces the plans for the PB as the food source that they are training on for all future lessons"

During the long intermission, preparations were made to reset the stage for the encore. As the curtain lifted we noticed a change in scenery. The inside camera was off but a new camera directly pointing into the Prey Box on. The prey box was replenished with treats carefully positioned.

An owl landed in the branches then  made its way to the PB nabbing the 1st treat of the night 9:04pm. It’s looked like Adi. It was brought out & finished it on the playground. 2nd treat was snagged 9:40pm. It was so fast and  quick to identify who took it.

Adi & Hunter were on the left most side of the playground enjoying the view when out of nowhere the UFO dropped out of the sky onto the Kastle roof.

Adi flew over to it and depending on who you ask, many thought the exchange looked and sounded like it was "like a food hand off - without the food" or "almost looked like the old kissy face routine" or "I didn't think it was a looked more friendly, failed beak-off and play" while others thought Adi chased it off.

 Hunter was seen helping herself to a treat at 11:04pm
 She finished it on the playground while Adi watched.

The UFO returned 11:34 & made its way indoors. It stayed in for several minutes.
A short time later the UFO returned at 11:50pm. Because of a camera being used to stream the prey box, the inside cam was off air and no captures of the owl inside the box.

At 2:00am an Owl (not sure who) went into the prey box, dined then took off with a treat in beak. Was it the same owl that showed up at 2:51am & 2:56am grabbing & dashing?

The close of the encore, we were given a glimpse of an owl in the tree 5:14am. As the curtain was drawn the owl flew off. Maybe it’s spending the day again in the Palmz?

The kastle is empty for the third day.