This morning, after putting out food and fresh water at the newest incarnation of Dingle Diner (and announcing that breakfast was served), only little Janet showed up.
And I got worried.
I don’t begrudge the local owls, hawks, eagles, osprey, and the like their own breakfasts, lunches, nor dinners, but… well… but.
Would you please, if you can at all help it, leave these babies alone?
I know, I know. Not fair. But when a little one who is just this side of ‘too young’ to be on her own shows up and takes a peanut from your hand, and then convinces her stupid brothers that they too can come on by and get some needed chow and hydration… well.
I’m just hoping.
I waited and waited while Janet took a few drinks and ate some seeds and nuts and a bit of fruit (she seems to not opt for the vegetables (typical toddler)).
But no Tic.
Where were the brothers?
In the back of my mind I knew that, one day, maybe only two babies would come by to feed. Or maybe even just one.
But still… it’s only been a few days.
I need more time with them.
I went off with a friend to do a bit of exercise, and came back nearly two hours later.
And I cannot tell you how I felt when I peeked out of screen porch window and…
Dingle Diner’s Fresh Air Bistro was full up with little grey patrons!
*I’m having so much fun photographing this little bunch (and other wildlings) that I’m going to start posting some photos not included in the writings here to Just Ponderin’s Facebook page and/or Instagram. So come on over to one or both and follow if you haven’t already (Tic, Tac, Janet… maybe a couple of German ShepHerds (and even a photo-bombing chipmunk or five!) might be there!))
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