When I checked on the birds at 7 this morning, one of the babies had already fledged. The other one was perched on a branch getting ready to make the jump. I quickly grabbed my camera and stood on the porch with wet hair and a towel draped around my shoulders.
Dad delivered a small breakfast. They’ve been feeding them less to encourage them to leave the nest.
Having a moment with Dad…
OK… here we go!
It landed on another branch!
Mama cheering her baby on from the Red Maple.
I did it!!! I am officially a fledgling!
It hopped and waddled on the lawn. I was afraid it would cross the street!
Then it looked back at me as if to say goodbye… ;(
I think it was attracted to our colourful recyclables. Aaaawww….it’s attempting to fly!
I believe I can fly….
Hmph! Not today. In the meantime, I’ll hop and waddle.