A Break from the Kids

May 19

It’s a never-ending task until the kids leave home.  Mama feeds while Papa watches from the dormer and of course, Mr. Blue jay is never far behind.

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While tasks are always at hand, like hunting, feeding…

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and DIY home repairs, bigger kids means more time to take a break from them with little worries of predators.

Mama delivered a piece of lumber for the home.

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then took off for a bit of R&R.  She landed at the top of the Wells Fargo.  I didn’t notice until I chimped on the picture and saw Papa next to the camera.

 

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A funny car passed by… hmmm… that’s how Google gets its street-level views.

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But breaks are short and Papa and Mama flew back in. Mama landed on the dormer while Papa headed for the SECU.

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Papa timed his landing… as the landing strip was quite short and the drop was, well, pretty far down.

Gears down…

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Uh, oh…

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Brakes… Brakes… BRAKES!

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Whew!

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Mama flew out and back with more material for the nest.  Landing is the nest is not quite as easy now with 3 mobile eyasses.

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With an eyas out in front of the nest the the other 2 maybe in the back, Mama had to pick an open spot to avoid hitting the kids.

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Been there, done that. Perfect.

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Meanwhile, one eyas tested out its wings and flapped and moved really close to the edge…

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Fledge? Nope. Not today.  The eyas retreated back to the safety of the nest.

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These eyasses wail for food and are loud enough to be heard from ground level.  When you’re around the nest area, keep not just an eye but an ear to the nest :).

Stay tuned.

Ciao!

JP

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4 thoughts on “A Break from the Kids

  1. Great photography! Our nestlings are not even close to these, (at Cornell) love, love love Redtails!
    Thanks for sharing☺

    • you’re welcome. these RT’s are about 1 to 2 weeks behind schedule due to the cold winter. I expect them to fledge the 1st week of june instead of late march.

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