“I may not always be with you
But when we’re far apart
Remember you will be with me
Right inside my heart”Marc Wambolt
Ben sent me this grainy photo yesterday, taken with his phone on maximum zoom. It’s our Tawny Frogmouth Mumma and her two chicks. Dad is just out of shot, doing his best to look like a part of the tree.
Mumma and Poppa owl had made their seasonal home in a teak tree outside my kitchen window for eight years, until they abandoned their precarious nest last year. I looked for them in vain, and worried about what had happened to them. Then Ben found them in the Jacaranda tree on the opposite side of the house – a much more sheltered roost for them. The nest was a flimsy gathering of a handful of sticks in a fork of the tree. It seemed impossible that the nest could hold eggs, but it has!
Now the eggs have hatched, and the fledglings are big enough to begin their flying training.
It makes my heart happy to know that they are safe and well. Our farm family has so many members, only two of them human.
Love, purple blossoms and fluffy chicks, Nicole xx