The weatherman forecasted plenty of sunshine and that’s what we got. It was still unusually cold, however.
As the sun rose a little higher, the nest appeared brigher, but the resident Red-tail remained motionless. The other birds were already air borne and headed towards their feeding grounds, but not the RT’s.
At lunch time was a different story. I spotted this high-flyer and it turned out to be Blynken. He continued to fly towards the nest area and I thought he would land, but he continued on westward.
Looking to the east, I saw another Red-tail land on the Pine tree, no doubt to bring fresh pine leaves to the nest. I told myself, “Okay, the usual one-in, one-out exchange is about to begin”, but I was wrong.
Papa took off from the Pine tree but instead of heading towards the nest, made a left turn and landed on the oak tree west of the Capitol. I positioned myself for the best incoming and outgoing shot, but my colleague started saying the resident Red-tail had just left the nest and flew west!
Huh? What happened to the one-in, one-out? Apparently she knew Papa was on his way in and took off before Papa landed. Amazing how that was communicated between the two. No cell phone needed! 🙂
Seemed like Mama gave the hawkarattzi the slip today 😦
One-in, one-out can now be one-out, one-in 🙂