Three To Go

 

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!

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About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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19 Responses to Three To Go

  1. Several times I have witness the young birds fledge late in the afternoon, and it is a concern whether they will get the hang of it before nightfall.

    • judilyn says:

      Well, they got an early start here! There are two more babies to launch, but we think there are about two to three days differential in ages, so there should be plenty of time to get one going before the next one grows out of the nest. They sure grow fast once they get going! The amount of food that has been brought into that nest is amazing!

  2. Dale says:

    Thanks Judie. Great photos! 🤗

  3. RV John says:

    Looks like a fun show 😀

  4. taphian says:

    great photos, you don’t need a tv with such interesting birds, Judie, virtual hugs, Mitza

    • judilyn says:

      We didn’t see #2 fledge, but there is only one left in the nest this morning. While we sat out there on the deck, he was fed a juicy dragonfly and a wiggly lizard! Much fluttering and pathetic baby bird stuff going on. I got some pictures, but mostly in the shade and with the cell phone, so not top quality.

  5. skd says:

    Even I am amazed at how fast they grow. Actually the entire process of nest building,egglaying,hatching and growing up..it is all over within a couple of weeks.Nice pics Dorrie.Well captured.
    Regards
    Ana

  6. becomebetty says:

    Such great photos!

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