For several days, perhaps more than a week, the immature had been silent. It seemed very quiet here when I was working in the yard. Then on Thursday last week, the crying began early and lasted most of the day. Neither the Pres nor I could understand why, yet I didn't go into the woods to investigate.
Friday afternoon found the Pres and I out on the deck, watching the feeders and the red squirrels while listening to the immature continue to cry. I said, "Honey, I'm going to see what is going on. It's like the call of the wild and I can't stand it!"
"Yep" he said half smiling.
Although the crying didn't stop until I was right near the cluster of pines, I also heard a few high pitched chirps and knew it was an adult.
Looking up at the old nest, I couldn't believe my eyes. There it was....sitting in the nest, crying and crying as one of the adults remained perched in the nearby pines. Drawing my own conclusions from the behavior of the baby gull at the beach, I thought,
Maybe, when a parent is around, it wants to be treated like a baby.
Suddenly without any noise, the adult, making it's presence known, came from the thick pines beyond the nest and flew effortlessly in a high , wide circle. Then the immature spread it's massive wings and mimicked the adult, following almost the same flight pattern.
It ended up here.
On a limb
I chuckle to myself when I watch them hide behind the pine branches and wonder if they realize that only their faces are hidden...LOL
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