Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Tawny chicks win cute contest

These were the tawny owl chicks from the Nests blog. Very cute and docile though they were snapping their beaks in a warning to us. Mum was not in the tree with them so she was probably roosting in the nearby wood. I like to think that the owlet is gazing up at me adoringly...or maybe remembering my face for when it can fly properly! Believe it or not, these fluffballs will very soon leave the nest and 'branch'. After getting their lovely BTO ring, they were both popped back into their nest and left to snooze the rest of the day till mum will feed them at dusk.