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

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

 A few screeches & deets heard in the distance but all in all ‘Twas a quiet night until…1:51am that’s when the real eggscitement  began. Was it a parent that landed on the porch?

 Adelaide stepped out 2:02am flapped & walked all around the outside until something spooked Adi back in at 2:25am.

For the 2nd time an owl landed on the porch 2:26am (not shown), looked at the kidz then left 2:27am but returned for a 3rd visit this time landing on the playground 2:38 for 2 minutes. Adi stepped out again 2:46am.

 Most of her time was spent staring at the greenbelt. Was Adi seeing & hearing a parent? While Adi was on the porch by the door, the same owl (4th visit) landed on the roof just above 3:36am.

 They both stared at one another quietly for 2 minutes then the owl took off. We noticed the palm cam moved 3:40am. Since the cameras have a bit of lag time between them, we needed to wait for the Boom cam to catch up to see what happened. Folks hold on to your seats.
 The same owl that had been visiting landed on the palm cam. This was the 5th visit of the evening. Kanga was up & zoomed in. We all think IT WAS SYDNEY.

The owl remained on the camera for 20 minutes watching. Adi stared at her from the porch & Hunter from inside looking out.

After Syd flew off at 4:00am,
Adi jumped up onto the roof and began exploring & surveying the Kingdom.(see all Aj's pics HERE )
A dismount at 4:36am scoring a perfect 10. Adi then went inside 4:38am. Adi was outside for a total of 1 hour & 52 minutes.  It was a very entertaining overnight.

Don’t miss out. Join us each evening or wee hours. Will tonight be the night that Hunter joins Adi on the porch ?
Stay tuned..
Trust us you won’t be disappointed.