Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Place your bets - 21 March
A few more sightings of Pot Plant Owl and Pappa, and we hear them a lot, especially in the wee hours of the morning. Pot Plant Owl still scrapes in both pot plants, so there's more soil for us to pick up in the morning. Given the unusual behaviour of PPO in choosing her nest this year, I think we should have a friendly wager on which pot she chooses, and more importantly, WHY. You can leave your vote in the comments section of this blog. Who knows! We might even throw in a prize for the best answer. Photos of each pot plant will be uploaded in the next few days. To make it easier for you, I'm going to include the Pros and Cons of each potential pot plant nest (what a tongue twister!). I'll keep updating when / if I see PPO's behaviour change. The nest that we know already will be called "Original" and the other choice of nest will be "The Imposter". Okay no, just kidding. Let's call it "New Crib". Here are some Pros and Cons for each one: Original Pros - The original, the one, the only! Closer to our garden and less of a drop if a chick falls off the balcony (it has happened!). Perfect view for webcam to go up close and zoom out when needed Cons - Lack of shade / protection from the tree in the container New Crib Pros - "Variety is the spice of Life". The smaller bush provides more shade and protection for PPO when she sits on the eggs Cons - The smaller bush will take up valuable space and there will be no room for chicks. Alternatively, the chicks will make their own room by trampling the bush If PPO can't decide which pot plant to choose, maybe we can help choose it for her.