The chicks experienced their first 'proper' rainfall this afternoon. Pot Plant Owl left them to regurgitate a pellet on the garage roof. The rain started falling and I watched as the chicks huddled together in the nest. Pot Plant Owl didn't return until later in the evening to feed them.
For those watching on the webcam, you will hear the chicks make a hissing-type sound in the early evenings. This is their usual sound when they are begging for food. The hissing sound is usually accompanied by head-bopping and eagerly looking around for the next meal.
From this age right up until after the chicks fledge and leave us, we don't hear them hoot like their parents. Any hooting you hear on the webcam at night will be the parents. The male (Pappa) normally makes a hoot-hoot sound. Pot Plant Owl replies with two short hoots hoots followed by one long one - hoothoot-hoot. I'm not an ornithologist so forgive my explanation but you will hear the difference if you listen on the webcam.
As you will see, the chicks are growing by the day -in fact, now they almost double in size daily.