5/28, Not Going Anywhere Yet

Not Going Anywhere Yet

Survivor is now of age to leave the nest. He or she is six weeks old, and even looks mature enough to make the big jump. Check out the nicely grown-in head feathers. Then compare to this pic of an elder sibling who likely left the nest a little early two years ago.

Cathedral Red-Tail Fledgling #2

But... Survivor doesn't seem to have been acting like a young bird ready to leave home. Maybe my timing has just been poor, but I have witnessed very little wing exercising. There was none during the hour I watched Friday evening. Instead, the nestling spent almost the entire time perched quietly close to St. Andrew's hand.

Not Going Anywhere Yet

Could be a few more days.

Posted 5/28/2010 09:55:00 PM by Robert

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