Spotted Owl to Hoot Over
Although it was 11 a.m. the owl was wide awake and stared down at us photographers from its high perch in the tree. Nearby was a roundish fluff of beige and white - it was the owlet, and the parent was keeping a watch. The baby has very round eyes like all owls have and it was really cute. The other parent, which was said to be around, was no where to be seen.
One of the photographers said that a while back, the owlet fell off the tree and was on the ground, thankfully uninjured. They quickly took shots of it before putting it back on the tree, out of harm's way - because cats, rodents etc would have this chick for a meal.
I am very grateful that birds are not hunted in Singapore (it's a crime) and so they have flourished to brighten and cheer up our lives. May they continue to do so till the end of time.