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

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

 Lots of preening, snoozing, and playing around inside the box last evening, pouncing on the pantry item was a big hit with Adi.
 Adi finally stepped onto the porch at 11:45pm (almost the same time as the night before)  Hunter watched from the doorway, but never dared to venture outside. Adi went in at 12:05am, and back out at 12:11. Looking extremely confident and secure, Adi then spent another 9 minutes on the porch and did a lot of wing flapping.

Be sure to set your alarms early if you're on the east coast or take a nap to stay up and catch the excitement at the kastle while the two owlets explore their surroundings outside. Will tonight be the night Adi hops to the roof or explores the playground? Stay Tuned...