Just a quick post whilst I wait for something to finish cooking. A picture that deserves a post of its own.
Meet Ollie the baby owl. He's been sitting on the fence in my neighbours garden this afternoon enjoying the sunshine. We know Mum is about as you can hear him call to her and her reply.
We knew that owls nested in the big oak tree in my neighbours garden - we've heard them ever since we've lived here. The other year young were hatched but sadly they didn't survive - one got cocky and fell out of the nest box before he/she could fly and we think the others might have met a similar fate. Last year the squirrels got in and stole the eggs :(
This year all has gone well and we think there are 3 babies - they've been out on the branches in the past week and Mum is always keeping a watch from nearby.
This one was sitting on the fence enjoying the sunshine and seemed quite happy for me to take his/her pic - such a sweetie but look at those talons - watch out local mice population they'll be looking for you soon!!
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx