03h30 Central African Time. Indie is back on the balcony! We are up early, and looked onto the balcony. Teeny's in the pot, and one chick on the pillar behind the nest tree. We rush downstairs to see who is still in the garden/roof, and see Jelani still above the braai area on the patio. Its amazing that Indie made it all the way back to the balcony on the first night out. Way to go Indie!
18h00 Central African Time: Indie wastes no time in jumping onto the balcony railing. It seems Indie is scouting for a new area to explore tonight - let's hope our chick remains in the immediate area. Teeny spent a short time on the owl box roof this afternoon, and played with its shoe for a bit too. Then Teeny got back in the nest where it is waiting for food, glorious food.
Jelani is in the mood for an adventure tonight. One minute Jelani was by the braai, the next minute it was on the patio floor, a few metres from our open lounge room door. We froze as Jelani landed a few feet from us, and casually peered inside. For a second, I thought Jelani was going to walk right in, but the chick turned its attention to the garden instead. Jelani flew onto the grass and began the funny walk / run we've seen it do on the balcony floor. Jelani ran the length of the garden and found a bird bath amongst the bushes. The chick hopped onto the bird bath, and stood there for a bit, before jumping straight into the flower bed behhing. "I'm going to have some fun tonight!" it seemed to say.
After playing for a while, Jelani turns its attention to our wall. Jelani spreads its wings and confidently flies the length of the garden again, and up to the wall. As soon as Jelani lands on the wall, the excitement becomes too much for Indie, who flies straight down to join its sibling on the wall.
We watch a funny and touching reunion between Jelani and Indie, who have been separated for a few days. They jump on top and over one another, and play together as the sun sets behind them. Allan took pictures which will be uploaded shortly.
Teeny continued making the biggest noise I've heard from that little body. Teeny wanted food, and lots of it. Despite being well-fed last night, I think Teeny needs extra food for a growth spurt it seems to be having.
Botth parents feed the chicks - two on the wall, and Teeny in the nest. Later in the evening when we do our usual head-count, we findd Indie still on the wall, Teeny in the pot,and Jelani back by the braai. Perhaps the braai area is a comfort zone for Jelani now?