The chicks from last year loved playing with things. They walked into our open garage, and came out dragging an old rag we had for washing cars. For the better part of two days, the rag became a firm favourite with the three chicks who attacked it, chewed it, and played tug-of-war with it.
I mentioned this rag to the chat room viewers, who of course, wanted to see this playfulness for themselves. I found a rag and threw it onto the balcony floor. This rag caught the attention of Jelani immediately who flew down to the floor to investigate. Jelani attacked and pounced on the rag - it was hilarious!
Jelani and Indie both flew to the neighbour's roof, leaving Teeny alone on the balcony. When the older chicks got bored, they flew back and attacked the rag, and whatever else they could find on the balcony.
What I didn't appreciate this evening, was being hit by Pot Plant Owl! I was just about to step onto our patio when I received a whack on my shoulder blade. She flew in and hit me as a 'warning' not to come outside while her chicks were on the move in the immediate area. All fine and well if I wasn't in MY garden, and the chicks were on the neighbour's roof nowhere near me. Still, I'm glad she remains protective over her family.