We woke up to Pot Plant Owl's alarm call, and rushed out of bed to look. Two cats were innocently walking near the driveway, but obviously this was too close for mom's liking. The cats quickly scampered.
Like in previous years when the chicks left the balcony and couldn't get back up, Jelani sits on the braai (BBQ) area below the balcony. Jelani appears quite content and by 8am, was fast asleep lying on its belly on the wall. It looked very cute.
Both Teeny and Indie snuggled together in the nest. It seems like Indie has grown overnight and is looking so much like an adult owl now. There is very little difference in height between PPO and Indie, as I discovered when Indie stood up next to its mom in the nest. Indie is also developing a 'cheeky' personality - knocking Teeny out the way, or biting mom's tail. No-one is harmed, but if owls can get irritated, I'm sure both Teeny and PPO are getting there.
It was Guy Fawkes Night last night - my worst time of the year. The fireworks every year send many pets, animals and birds into frenzies, trying to escape the noise. Thankfully, in our area this year, there were were very fire crackers lit. And 'our' owl family didn't seem too bothered by the noise. I wish they would do away with Guy Fawkes Day - I really do.
Other than the above, not much else new to report on the babies. Our Internet problem MAY be sorted out todday, but it is more likely on Monday or Tuesday. Please bear with us and keep checking in. Thankfully, using the cell phone allows me to update this blog, but it won't hold streaming a live webcam.
Will update with pics later.