Last night we presented a talk on 'our' owls for a local bird club. The response was fabulous, and the talk well attended. For us, the best part was updating those that hadn't heard the details of the 2010 breeding season, with our three little chicks - Indie, Jelanie and Teeny.
Everyone was upset when they heard about Teeny and the mites. Collectively, the audience winced and expressed horror. And again, collectively they all breathed a sigh of relief and smiled when we recounted Teeny's triumphant return.
It was wonderful re-living the Jeli, Indie and Teeny moments - the shoe, the owl box, the adventurous spirits...
No sign of Ratty on our return home. I suspect Ratty is sitting cozy in a spot outside, thinking how clever it is. Let's hope Ratty has nine lives once the owls come back.