After disappearing yesterday afternoon and causing a certain amount of anxiety, all is now well. Scott and I found Snow at the top of the usual dead pine roost/feed tree about 50-60 m away from the tree where we left him, in the tiny patch of bush opposite the nest. It’s a tall tree, so he must have flown well to get up there.
Mum was sitting quietly in the box, but Dad was patrolling and chattering a warning call, so we didn’t go close.
I did take a photo, but it’s probably not web quality – too far away and backlit, but will have a look tonight.
Orange is expecting some harsh weather in the next few days, so that will be a further test. These babies are so spoilt as they have been under cover all their lives.
Cilla (relieved)….back to the stats.