Sunday, 2 October 2011

To woo (to wit?)

Residents of the estates near the Park will have heard Tawny Owls calling recently. It's not known whether they nest along the Environment Trail, but both a male (Wooo . . .  wuh, wuh - wuwuwu Wooo) and and female (To Wit, or more like Kewick) have been heard. I seem to remember that in Watership Down, Richard Adams claimed that it was four rabbit heartbeats between the calls of a hunting owl. one would have thought a rabbit's heart would have been beating faster than that at the sound! But the perfection of the natural system is astonishing. The wonderful intricacy of the natural kingdom is a reflection for many of us of the wonderful intimacy of what Jesus called the kingdom of God "among you".   - George