Out of nowhere she showed up to her favorite weeping tree and into her nest. She arrived at 8:33 pm and stayed until 10:09 when, after a few calls to Mel, she flew off into the night. She looked very tired and she rested inside her box.
Indescribable joy at seeing Sydney safe and sound, if only she knew how worried we all were, and how she and Mel have been missed.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever
We now know that they have not abandoned their nest, and while some pairs roost together at the nest site all year round, others only use the nest site while nesting.
We all hope that when the time comes for a second clutch that they will return and produce another wonderful little family for us to fall in love with.