Sunday, October 10, 2010
We've been anticipating the flying lessons and hoped it would happen when we were around to witness the great occasion. This morning we noticed that the parents were doing a lot of calling and flying back and forth to the roof and the wash line.
We then realised that one of the babies, Jaws, was standing on the edge of the nest. A short while later Mark called me out to the garden to see the brave little fellow perched on a flower pot, looking very pleased with his new-found freedom and Mum and Dad fluttering around excitedly. One of our dogs was nosing around nearby and the next thing Jaws flew up to the garage roof where he could survey the world in relative safety.
Here is Jaws, the firstborn proudly perched on our garage roof. He's very proud of his new flying skills which got him up there and he is surveying the world.
The babies are certainly outgrowing the nest and peering out at the big wide world. They are now almost as big as the parents. We're sure the flying lessons will begin soon.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
I noticed when I got home that there was a parent on the nest and then as I gave the dogs their biscuits heard the high pitched chirrup of the departing parent so I took the gap, no adults @ home! Just missed a brilliant pic with all three (yes, dear! 3!) beaks wide open as they sensed the movement of the camera just above them. In the best picture you see Jaws with gaping maw and siblings on either side. They are very silent, not a peep!