It's good to be back in sunny South Africa after a short break in Europe visiting family. The weather there was perfect for a visiting Southern Hemispherian - crystal clear winter days, lots of snow and all the acitivty that comes with the cold weather. But as nice as it was to experience all of this, I'm pleased to be back home.
While I was away, Allan had a fabulous sighting of all three chicks playing / hunting in the garden. He also woke up early one morning to find two chicks playing in their old pot plant nest on the balcony. They flew away shortly after, leaving behind a couple of tell-tale signs of their visit - two poops down the side of the now container. How very thoughtful of them!
Last night, I scoured the area and didn't see or hear our owl family. I was sad, but also relieved that Allan had seen the chicks a few nights ago, so they were all well.
Tonight I've been lucky. I've just seen see two chicks flying around our complex. I'm sure one of them was Teeny - flying low with its legs dangling down to the ground. I think it was Teeny flying because the flight still looks a little 'rough around the edges' although the chick managed the height and distance of the flight well enough. The other chick followed when the first one (Teeny?) flew, and soon they were out of sight.
It's not a thrilling sighting with lots of action and engaging antics, but it is comforting to see how well the chicks are doing. No sight of Pappa or Pot Plant Owl. I believe Indie is with Pappa - travelling much further afield in search of a feast of adventures.