Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday 4 October

I know, I know! You've been waiting for an update and there hasnt been one on many days. Not laziness and cetainly not for lack of want or interest in my part. We've literally JUST walked in the door from taking an incentive group into the Masai Mara, Kenya. I had hoped to update the blog while I was there but it didn't work out as planned.

Still, what we did manage to see was what our family of owls was doing through the live webcam. For those of you that don't know about it, please visit There is a front page link to 'our' owl POT PLANT OWL. A lot of the time there is sound as well.

Being in the Mara watching the end of the Migration brings us a sense of perspective - how incredible Nature is - the intricate systems, and the whole balance that Nature brings to the world. It is in this order - things just moving as, and how, they should - that we find calm and peacefulness. While there, though, all I wanted to do was find a little internet connectivity and check on our owls.

We've been back home for 30minutes now, and had a chance to look at the family closely.The chicks are unrecognisable to us - even though we knew what to expect. Instead of little bundles of fluff, we now have tiny owl faces looking up, with eyes that can hardly focus on anything. They are preening themselves and each other - new since last week. I haven't had a chance to see the feeding yet, but I am sure that by now they are getting large pieces of meat, maybe even whole insects to swallow themselves.

If you look on the webcam during the day, you will see that Pot Plant Owl spends a lot of her standing on the lip of the pot, so there are clear views of the chicks!

Off to bed now - it is late and I am exhausted. Will keep the blog updated now daily. Things are happening now...


  1. Thank you so much for the update. Indeed I was impatient and waited for an update.We now know the reason why. The chicks doing it well. Recently, I have seen that they got a little bird to eat. At the moment there is no sound. During your absence there was sound. I experience a lot of fun to you images of the Pot Plant Owl.I already have a number of printscreens stored on my computer. Greetings from the Netherlands.

  2. i was also waiting for the update! :D didn't we al? :-P
    its great to watch, we do it everynight with a group on the internet haha, keeping eachother updated :D

  3. Hi Ellen and Danielle

    We're so pleased you are watching the owl family. They are very cute! As a standard, the sound will be on when the owls are active in the evenings, and when we are not here during the day. Although the microphone for the sound is outside, it is very close to windows and because we work from home, we don't want everyone to have to listen to us talking all day long.

    The fun with the chicks only begins in a week or two when they get restless and start moving around. Keep watching!