Here they are as newborns (above). There are three tiny babies in there – seems like only yesterday !
And here they are a few days ago (below).
TODAY! The largest one is out of the nest and having boot camp training by the parents. He seems to have been evicted from the nest a few days ago, as he was mostly sitting on a branch about two inches from the nest – close, but not still in the nest. Pretty much, he took up all the space inside the nest, so was evicted.
We watched for quite a while this morning while he tried to get over the fence in the back yard, and out into the alley and open area that seems to be their own private “Bugger King”.
The parents were out in the alley coaxing him to hop up onto the fence and drop down on the other side. It’s not very far up from the berm, but it would appear that his spring mechanism to hop up to the top of the fence has not yet entirely matured into usefulness!
I’ll have a few pictures of the fledging procedure up in a day or so.
SPOILER: He made it!