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, July 21, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

 Started as a slow night, with only 2 treats taken from the Prey Box by midnight. Between midnight and 2 am, however, the owls became much more animated, swooping down for a total of 4 more critters. seem to be relying on the PB quite as much as they did before, they obviously still know where the best goodies in town are to be found, and are more than happy to drop in!”.

As time ticked on & sunup approached, LOV - Lacking Owl Visuals was evident except for one visit. Most of the wee hours were spent hearing “The Sounds of Silence” until a screech 5:05am & coyotes 5:13am.

  At 5:30am our attention was drawn to a thud. What’s was it you ask? It was an owl landing on the PB, jumping in, making sure nothing left, flying up to the fence, back into the PB for one final check just to make sure then departing to the greenbelt to hunker down for the day. Which owl was it? It looked quite like Hunter.

Join us tonight during prime viewing hours approx. 8:25pm – 2:00am OBT to get a glimpse of the Owls.

Day 22 - Box down for maintenance