Saturday, January 19, 2013

20 Jan and Azizi leaves the balcony!

Azizi has taken its 'maiden' flight and left the balcony. Despite heavy downpours over the last 24 hours (which I thought may delay our chick), Azizi took off and left the comfort of the balcony nest.

Before going to bed last night, Azizi stood on the 'Pilot's wall' - a wall commonly used by chicks for wing-flapping practice. As this wall is still above ground, it is close enough to the balcony for chicks to scramble back up to the nest.

Azizi must have flown off the Pilot's wall sometime in the wee hours of this morning.

I woke early this morning to check on our chick and couldn't find it anywhere. After searching the neighbouring gardens, I eventually found the chick on the wall in our garden - tucked away behind a big bush.

I suspect PPO is also somewhere in the thick of the bush because I've just heard the garden birds kick up a fuss in that area of the garden. PPO is a lot harder to spot because she gets right into the bush and high up, and I don't want to get too near to Azizi.

So far, so good for Azizi. We will keep a watch in case it decides to move today. And this evening, we'll be ready to assist the chick should it get into any kind of mischief.

Fingers crossed!

14 comments:

  1. They grow up so fast! Stay safe little Azizi!

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  2. THANK YOU Tracy and Allan! Azizi is ready, but I'm not, sob, will so miss the little stinker!!!. Know you and Allan will do all you can to keep him safe! Love you! ♥

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  3. Thank you for sharing your joy with the owls!

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  4. Could it br that Azizi returns to the balcony may be... Do owlets return from time time to the nest after they fledge? Did Azizi fly off the pilots wall?

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  5. Thank you for letting us know. I feel so proud of Azizi, the little one looked so ready to go! Yet, on the other hand, I am a bit sad that I will not see that beautiful owlet again. Thank you PPO and Pappa for raising such a beautiful young owl in this not so easy season. Thank you Tracy and Allan for letting us enjoy the beautiful wildlife on your balcony for yet another year. Good luck the coming days in trying to keep that little stinker out of trouble ♥

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  6. Azizi has been flying well for a week or so now. Maybe it's just time to get out there. I hope (s)he'll come back to see us again, though.

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  7. Dear Tracy and Allan,
    I want to take a moment to say thank you for sharing your balcony, again, so that lucky me and many other owl lover fans could share watching PPO and Pappa raise another addition to add to their ever growing family. It seems like just yesterday that we heard news of 2 new "chicks"!! Now here we are and our not so little Azizi has left the security of it's nest and fantabulous play ground up on Tracy & Allan's balcony for a new adventure. I should be used to saying goodbye by now but I'm not ... smile. Safe travels our little Azizi.
    Thank you again.. Tracy and Allan :0) from joanne51 in Vancouver, B.C./Canada
    PS Will look forward to little updates on your blog from time to time.

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  8. It's the news we knew we would hear soon, but still we all love to drop by and see Azizi on the balcony no matter what time of day. What a blessing to be part of this owl family and watch Azizi grow up! Thank you, Tracy and Allan, for allowing us to watch this miracle. Fly safe little one... Sending love from Florida, USA.

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  9. Man.. they grow up soooo faster. It seems like just yesterday little Azizi was just a little fluff ball. Enjoy your new adventures Azizi!

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  10. Congratulations on a chick successfully fledged when you thought there would be none this year! Alice just laid an egg last night, so I think that's great timing with Azizi's flight.

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  11. Thank you again Tracy and Allan for sharing these wonderful creatures with us. Thank you for your sacrifice. it was a wonderful adventure again. Hope it will be repeated soon. ♥

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  12. Thank you, PPO and Pappa, for teaching us another inspiring lesson in nature. Hope we see you again, Azizi, but if you have moved on for good, Godspeed and good tailwinds. Soar in peace, Rosie. Thank you to Tracy and Allan for sharing your balcony with us. Let's do it again next year.

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  13. Thank you Tracy and Allen for your generosity and caring and thank you PPO and Pappa for giving us a wonderful example of nature's ability to thrive and survive and find a way. Nest cams like Pot Plant Owl have engaged millions around the world and developed knowledge and caring for nature in those who watch and friends and family we get involved as well.

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