The Little Owls are still around but since three nights they are quiet (instead of screaming), I also noticed that they are not both visiting my birdhouse anymore. Not surprising as the Jackdaws are in or on the birdhouse constantly. More by surprise I discoverd them both between the roofing tiles.....I thought that a dead mouse was lying on the tiles. When I took my binoculars the dead mouse has the same pattern as the feathers of the owls and some minutes later two heads came up and I saw this scene.
After some warm days last week, nature is exploding and fresh green leaves are visible everywhere .....spring has arrived definitely! The flower part of my garden is transforming day by day and at the moment the Sweet Violets are the boss.....not for long as the bluebells are growing very fast.
In a few days the wood will coloured white by the Wood Anemones and very soon I expect the first emerged butterflies.....I can't wait to welcome them!
Longing a long time for them and suddenly there they are....the spring flowers.....almost all together at the same time.....snowdrops, crocuses, liverleafs, violets and daisies. With unfortunately only one red sunrise it's difficult to choose one spring flower as the perfect conditions are very short....sometimes only a few seconds.
Yesterday morning it was the cyclamen turn and while I was busy with these flowers, a Little Owl was sitting a few yards away and did not pay any attention to me. Later I switched my lens but unfortunately an irritating branch disturbed my owl photo......a kind of life story at the moment as I am wishing for a tree without branches!
Last Friday afternoon, more by coincidence, I found out that the Little Owl has an other favourite place.....my neighbours declined garden house. I was sitting in the kitchen and noticed a brown bird on the roof of this garden house and assumed that this was a female Blackbird. In contrast with a normal 'Blackbird' this one did not move for a while and when I looked through my telelens I saw a Little Owl. For the variation of images I'm happy that the owl is not only sitting in the birdhouse. The new problem/challenge is a magnolia tree and a lot of branches in front of my neighbours garden house.
Yesterday, I saw the Little Owl in the birdhouse escaping the rain. This morning the owl was sitting again on the roof top of my neighbours garden house. As some of the branches were disturbing the composition I needed to create a higher position. While I was busy in my kitchen with my tripod and cans of cat food, the Little Owl did not pay any attention to me.
Finally I nailed it and no branches were in front of the Little Owls head! I climbed on a chair and made some photo's when I saw that the Little Owl became nervous.......after this photo the Little Owl was gone.......my neighbour let her two dogs out.
But, I will not complain as I realize that seeing an owl from the kitchen chair is a priviledge!
A few days ago, my attention was caught by something brownish in the birdhouse; the manner of flight suggested that it was an owl. Yesterday my son informed me that a little owl was sitting in birdhouse while he was playing (jumping and screaming) a Wii game in front of the window with birdhouse view. Obviously this little owl can handle this (and our) noise as he took up residence in the birdhouse. New year, new game, new chances!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.