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 Post subject: Re: Grass-owl chicks
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:38 pm 
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Thank you so much for keeping updated :thumbs_up:

Love the follow up pics

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Thank you, Pieter. This must be one of the loveliest threads on the forums :gflower:

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The latest pics are fantastic, Pieter. Thankyou. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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Loving every bit of this. Thanks for sharing :D


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 Post subject: Re: Grass-owl chicks
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Pieter, thank you once again for allowing me to come and view these beauties, and hats off for the great work you did on protecting these chicks :D


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 Post subject: Re: Grass-owl chicks
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Thank you Pieter Steyn for this beautiful story! Lovely pictures of the cutest little Owls! I would also have guarded them day and night, should it have been possible! You have made my day, week and year with this story! Thanks a million, and I hope that there will be many more chicks on your property in future! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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They grow so quickly!!! Love the "new hairstyle"!!!

Thank you for sharing.................... :clap: :clap: :clap:

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:D Thanks for sharing! 8)


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It’s with a sad heart that I have report to day that late yesterday afternoon we have found two of the owl chick’s dead. Their death could have been caused by any number facts. At this stage we are speculating, until such time that an autopsy have been done on them we would not know. However, we have seen the parents this morning. To be honest, yesterday I thought that they might have become a part of statistics on road kills or even that they might have consumed rodents that have been poisoned.

Nature Conservation visited my place and weight the remaining chick and found that it weigh 100grams less than it should. At the end of the day we decided to remove the chick and to a place it at a save place ,where it can be cared for properly. This to unsure that it does reach adulthood.

At this stage I wish that the news were better as these chicks were one of only two known nests in Gauteng for this year. This make it worse. :cry: :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Grass-owl chicks
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Oh Pieter, how desperately sad.
I hope the surviving chick makes it to adulthood and is successfully released and that next year the pair will be more successful and you will have a happier story to tell us.
Thankyou for sharing with us.


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Oh no, this is very sad news................ :cry:

My best wishes to the remaining chick!!!

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Thanks for the update even though the news is not good. Hope the last chick makes it to adulthood.


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How desperately sad, hoping the remaining one makes it.

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Indeed very, very sad news! :cry: Let's hope and pray the third chick makes it to adulthood.

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