Of The Second Kind

The following night we were sitting out in the garden after dinner. The first time this year, the weather has been that bad.

Pipistrelle bats were ducking and diving through the trees, high up on the bank behind the house. Then some other movement caught my eye. Closer.

We were perhaps 20 feet from the house. An owl flew through this gap and landed on the bird table. It stayed there for several seconds, looking around.

And then another owl… following the same path. Both of them flew off together.

Their wings hardly make any sound.


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  1. Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden August 26, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    What a remarkable thing to experience – something to keep close to your hearts when all the challenges you are facing feel a bit too challenging.

    • Jessica August 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      At the moment the greatest challenge is the weather. It’s hardly stopped raining in the SW of England this ‘summer’, and gardening on a 45 deg slope on clay is not a very clever idea! The owls will always be welcome, if not the squirrels and the mice!

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