Last night we were lucky enough to be outside when the whole family flew in for a quick visit. The chicks roost with their parents during the day, and we don't see them in the early evenings. In their later wanderings, the chicks 'migrate' to our gardens and at least one parent has to follow suit.
The chicks alternate sitting on one of the walls, or hunting in the gardens for tasty king crickets. What alerted us to the family last night, was the sweet hissing sound getting louder and louder. As if making sure that their arrival was noticed, the three chicks began a chorus of hissing from different places around our garden, and the neighbours' gardens.
Pot Plant Owl sat on the rooftop, waiting for Pappa to bring more food, while the hissing choir continued.
Pappa arrived with food, which was passed on to the loudest of the chicks - presumably Teeny, but can't be sure.
The family stayed for a short time, and disappeared into the wetland again.
It was lovely seeing them all again!