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Here they are, all come out to enjoy the evening sun. In just a few weeks, the Owlets have grown so much they are about the size of their parents. How I tell them apart is by their still fluffy down. Here’s Owlie 1:

 

Owlet 1

 

He likes to try out his new wings:

Trying out new wings

 

Oops, caught in the branches. Flapping and struggling to get untangled:

Caught in the branches

 

And Mama’s reaction to all the fluttering? Totally unruffled. She’s too busy posing for me:

Mom stays put

 

Here’s the more quiet Owlie 2:

Owlet 2

 

And where’s Papa? As always, watching from a distance on another tree, calm and cool. Here he is, hooting away. That’s the first time I actually hear an Owl hoot, rhythmic calls, music for Mama and kids, and me:

Papa

 

Papa Hooting

Who teaches their young to fly and land safely? Don’t look at Mama or Papa, they don’t lift a finger:

Learning to fly and land

 

Who teaches them to play nice, and hug each other? That too, is instinct.

Who taught them to hug and play nice

 

Ok, for Mothers Day, let’s have a photo. I’ll entitle this one “Moonrise Haven”, with thanks to Wes Anderson:

Moonrise Haven

Ah… Natural parenting, so simple, almost effortless.

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ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY ARTI OF RIPPLE EFFECTS, 2014. 

DO NOT COPY OR REBLOG

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Previous Posts on the Owl Family (In Chronological Order):

The Great Horned Owl (March 2013)

Sign of Spring: Nesting (April 2013)

Spring Babies and Parenting Styles (May 2013)

The Hustle and Bustle of Spring (April 2014)

Within the Budding Grove (April 2014)

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