Sunday, July 19, 2015
I was lucky enough to time things to find a family just arriving, then setting up shop, and finally getting to watch the day they fledged (three little ones). These photos were taken just three days post-fledging, and already they are about the equivalent of a block away from the nest tree. Two of the little ones huddled close together.
Just today, however, I think I might be vindicated. I stopped by the recently fledged Eastern Kingbird family, and watched while the three fledglings were fed. One adult took off very suddenly after what I thought was a bug; turns out it was an osprey. Yes, folks - an osprey. Or - since it wasn't a bug, it was a possible punching bag.