Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Teeny gets a mention 18 Jan

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.


  1. Great, Tracy&Allan!
    Love your comments and updates, thanks so much to share. :)
    Just got the PPO book!!! A big THANK YOU!


  2. Dearest Tracy and Allan,
    Thank you so much for the posts on the owls (miss them!), and your pal Ratty.
    Congratulations on your successful and fun speaking engagement.
    Love, Sarah

  3. Thanks for the updates on you and the owls (and the rat!)
    Very glad you've been able to bring the story to others. Stay well!

  4. I wish we had bird clubs here that offered speakers as interesting as you two must be when you tell your PPO (and "Ratty") stories. Keep up the good work, and hopefully you will be able to get more people signing the wetlands petition.

  5. Thank you for your comment Tracy! Love to hear from you. It is nice to hear that I am not the only one with a little rodent coming to visit. Yuke! I use a "havahart" trap. Probably spelled it wrong but a new home was given to our little visitor.
    I look forward to see the owls in the near future. It won't be long now. I hope that you are having a wonderful break from your beautiful friends.
    Take care,

  6. Tracey, so good to hear from you on your blog! I've been busy watching all the owl boxes; it's hard to keep up, and now all those eggs are hatching! Please let us know if you have any sign of your owls.
    Be well!

  7. Dearest Tracy and Allan,
    It must be great to share your owls story with many bird lovers! Some of them may start to think about conservation of wetland. I wish I were there and heared your lecture.
    I can not wait to see owls on your porch again.


  8. I thnk I have tried seven times to post a reply on here, and keep being ejected or blocked. May be this will work. Anyway, Racy, I miss you and PPO and hope that it seeon gets warm enough here that our birds will begin their courtship rituals. But we had an ice and snow storm over the weekend so spring is slow to arrive.

    Take care of yourselves. Hope to see another post sometime soon.
    Helen in Canada