Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 27 and pot plant is getting small...

There's no denying it. These chicks have got 'it' - that special quality that draws people to them, and makes it hard for people to say goodbye. In two words - utterly adorable!

At this stage, the chicks eat and sleep, and eat and sleep, and precious little else. For those who haven't been watching the webcam, I don't think you can appreciate just how much food they devour in an evening. It astounds me still, four years on, just how quickly SEO chicks have to grow. All their energy is used for growth of wings, flight feathers and replacing baby fluff.

In the next few days, we will begin to see much more activity, as the chicks practice pouncing, wing flapping, hopping, gnawing and, of course, their favourite pastime - playing.

The pot will be a hive of activity, and pretty soon, too small to hang around in. When I watch the chicks, I see them peering over the edge of the pot, looking down. Ah! Our balcony floor already beckons...


  1. I just love their development, it's so great to see! Every day they seem to be even more inquisitivbe and tonight I saw them pouncing already! I am so happy you are sharing this with the world!

  2. Yes, as you said, utterly adorable. Love to follow them as they are getting inquisitive to their little world.
    Just won't to think of the time to say goodbye, not yet!

  3. can't wait to see how they branch and fledge! thank you so much for sharing this experience with the world

  4. My favorite time is when they explore the patio.

  5. Ohhh I just love watching them grow!!!!Its been so fun seeing what they eat!!! Oh and I got my calendar from cafe press pretty quickley!!! And I love every picture!!!! Thank you so much for letting us into your balcony and sharing PPO with us!!! The best is yet to come!!!! Love ya!! Caboval

  6. We just came from Toby and MaxMom's blog. The owl chicks are just adorable!

  7. Hey there Tracy,
    I've just finished your beautiful book, and I am awestruck. What a fantastic effort. The writing is beautiful and the pictures exquisite - totally memorable. Congratulations! So enjoying the live cam too.
    sending lotsaluv to your entire menagerie.

  8. Thanks for the live cam. I'm enjoying it here in Minnesota where the bird nesting season seems very far away!

    Today the owlets seem to differ in color - one appears gray and the other seems to be a light brown. Is this an indication of sex or merely age?
    Claudia in Minneapolis