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 7, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

Both Adi and Hunter again made several trips down to the feeding station through out the night. At one point early in the evening, viewers got the view of a possum strolling by the preybox (see video below) and it paid no attention to what was inside, it made its way to the side of the house where the rose garden is while the owlets screeched out their displeasure of this unwelcome visitor
No matter how sweet Hunter tried to be to snatch Adi's dinner, he wasn't having it and flew off to the tree with his second helping in less then 5 minutes.