As you can see, Major Tom Peepers flew up into the crotch of the tree above the nest, leaving Sleepy and Mona Lisa below.
Mona Lisa: “Sleepy? What are we gonna do about Major Tom Peepers flying the coup?”
Mona Lisa: “That was mean Major Tom!” Sleepy: “I’m going to try my wings!”
“That didn’t do anything! There’s Major Tom Peepers all proud of himself!”
Mama Owl up above.
“You two are pathetic!”
Daddy Owl in the next tree to the south.
Sleepy: “Who are you calling pathetic? You hurt Mona Lisa’s feelings.”
“Who me? I hurt Mona Lisa’s feelings. She’s too sensitive!”
“Look here. I’m biting myself on the leg to make up for it!”
Major Tom Peepers finally flew back down and all three were watching for dinner at sunset.
Another photo of pre-sunset clouds I got on my first visit to the owlets this afternoon.
46 thoughts on “Major Tom Tests His Wings”
Wow sweetness … so cool to see this Timothy 🤓☺️ sending joy 💫
Thanks, Hedy. The owls are sweet and good actors and actresses.
Wonderful photos of the little owls. It’s such fun to watch them grow. 🙂
Love the story you created for these little ones, learning to prepare for their next step!
Oh yeah. Like so many teenagers, they are ready to fly fly away. Thanks, Dale.
As nature intends!
It is a great story, well done
He’s the real daredevil 🙂 The others will follow soon….
They will be on the other side of the ditch soon. Thanks, Rudi.
Awwww…. don’t worry kids, it’ll come!
How wonderful to witness flight lessons!
Moon and painting =Saturday smiles!
Thanks, Marina. Happy to give a smile on Saturday.
…every day! 😉
I very much like the happy end, Timothy:)
Major Tom will not be held back. Biting ones leg is going a bit far. Awesome photos Timothy!
A great telling of the continuing saga of the owlets. Bravo!
Thanks, Maj & Sher.
Major Tom will not be held back. Biting ones leg is going a bit far.
Don’t you think?
Major Tom goes a bit overboard. Thanks, Holly.
Perhaps a bit of a masochist? Love Major Tom!
Owlochistic as it were.
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How wonderful. They are so beautiful.
The first to stretch its wings and experience their special gift. Still pulling for Sleepy, we have a kindred virtual spirit being the third child and all. Keep us posted on the progress.
I’m the thrid child, so I have the same connection to Sleepy. Thanks, David.
Not only are they good singers, but they can also act out a play! Thanks Tim, you/their dialogue is hilarious!
I’m happy you liked their little owl skit. Thanks, Flo.
Check and check. Go for main sequence start-up.
And we have take off. Thanks, David.
Wow, they are growing up so fast! I love your captions, spot on! 😉
These are beautiful photos of the owlets Tim! They are growing up fast. With luck they will have owlets of their own someday.
I enjoyed the moon and sky, too. I saw the moon here last night.
Lucky you on the moon. It’s been really pretty. They do grow like little owl weeds. Thanks, Lavinia.
Oh my! I guess they will be leaving home soon, although they are still quite fluffy.
Will Mama & Papa Owls have another brood over the summer?
Hi Resa. They only have on set of owlets per year. The season is too short for more than one owletting.
Another set of cracking shots, Tim. I fang you!
You are Felcom! Thanks for popping in.