27 August 2021
The three stooges . . .
I’ve just popped up the ladder to check on the owls and as my head cleared the parapet I heard bill-clicking from the lower roof. Looking around, I could see the female in her favourite spot under the overhang of the lower roof. She quickly settled down though once she realised it was me . . . and I was able to turn my attention to the nest.
All three chicks were lying in the box looking at me, and I was finally able to study them together for the first time.
An hour earlier there had still been the remains of a Vlei Rat in the nest – but the female must have fed it to the chicks and then decided to take a break from them while it was still fairly warm.
By Geoff Lockwood