HOOT UPDATE!

Just back from the woods...

Trudging down again to check on little owl...

The night before last the Mother attacked Mr Fairysteps as he bent to pick up little hoot who had just fallen out of the tree in front of him. What a numpty! The chick, not Mr F who was infact doing ANOTHER rescue operation. Mr Fairysteps now has talon 'holes' in his back. Their claws are razor sharp and go into skin like needles. Ive got holes in my thumb from little hoot where she gripped so tightly.

Anyway, I am glad to say that the wooden orange box has been nailed to the nest tree and little hoot was safely installed.



We didnt go down yesterday, sort of giving them time to settle, plus I dont want to stress the Mother too much with all this Human coming and going business.

We had big black eyes watching us through the slats in the box. Its a bit funny because its like shes in a hide, birdwatching! Mother circled us, calling to her young and letting us know that she was still there. We found droppings in the box so feel happy that she is safe and being fed now in her cot.



I shall go down on Friday to double check...

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