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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Just after sunset & before Adi & Hunter came out for the evening, the UFO raided the replenished FeedBox (FB). The UFO stopped by to dine again but this time Adi was ready. He chased it (playing tag perhaps) into the trees. Way to go, show that owl your sassy brand of Adi_tude ;)
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The kidz have been out having a good time playing. Hunter has been improving his flying, balancing & pouncing skills.

Around 12:56 AM the UFO was seen going inside the box to retrieve a rat, there was a wonderful full front view of the face. It was definitely not one of the kids! An owl who knew the box, it seemed. Many thought who saw the owl, thinks very well that the owl is Sydney.
What are your thoughts?

Around 3:20am both were seen retrieving treats from one of the playground platforms. They each practiced walking with treat in mouth and balancing with treat in talon. Good job.

After a night full of adventure, Adi & Hunter finally decided to retreat to the safely of their Kastle: Adi 5:23am & Hunter 5:25am. Crows were heard shortly afterwards.