Today I went to look at the babies to see how they were doing and this is what I saw.
He was just sitting there, staring at me, the other baby was gone.
And like a dummy, I wanted to get closer and scared him into flying down.
So I thought maybe I should put him back up.
I went to grab him and noticed he had tiny bugs crawling all over him, lice? No way was I going to touch him and he didn't want to stick around, so he flew over to the fence and stayed there. I went out later and he was gone, so I think he found a good perch in the scrub trees. They have old nests in them and full of prickers, so good place for a guy who needs more time to learn to fly. While he was squawking at me, I had four robins buzz me, so guess they protect their own, lol.
Little Bird Sampler
6 hours ago