We're returning to Punta Gorda for some more owl action. Earlier this week we saw the two adult great horned owls. Now it's the wee ones' turn. Yep, two babies. Aren't they adorable?! Gosh, I'm so happy I actually captured a shot of them looking at the camera. Before this, they had fun playing games with me. Whichever way I pointed the camera, they would face the opposite direction. So, I walked (in high heeled boots, no less...don't ask, it's just how it worked out) all the way around the cordoned nest area to the other side. By the time I arrived (it's a long walk -- maybe 75-100 yards) they swiveled the other way. This occurred one too many times. Finally, I caught up with the SDP Junior Editor who regaled me with one story after another about the fabulously entertaining show the two little ones had put on. They bobbed...they danced....they wobbled...they flapped their wings...and overall were extraordinarily cute. And, I had missed it all trundling back and forth. I decided to give them just two more minutes to cooperate for the camera --- and **presto!** --- they suddenly popped up from the bottom of the nest facing toward me and bounced their little fuzzy heads up and down and back and forth like fuzzy bobblehead dolls. So cute! One is flying a little bit -- up to a branch and back. I suspect these two won't be in the nest much longer. I'm thrilled I got to see them when I did. I'll probably try to visit them again....but, who knows if they'll still be there?
On yesterday's post several people inquired if I'm going to 'Les Miserables'. Unfortunately, it's not in my plans. I heard, though, opening night was terrific and the cast has incredible voices.