The two juveniles at the cell tower are loving life over the past few days as they will soon be flying. Seen above is "mom" (on the far right) with her two "sibs". More than likely the male was out fishing for the "family" as he was not around when this was taken.
A few days later, the two juveniles were in the nest crying loudly for food as the female sat on a lower level of the tower, waiting for the male to bring in breakfast.
Although the behaviors are similar, their environment is completely different. The difference is that one nest is on top of a light post rather than a cell tower. Light poles at public parks are approximately 20' tall and there are other light posts nearby making for a short, unobstructed flight.
On the other hand, since the cell tower is about 200' up, the juveniles have to not only fly a longer distance to reach the nearby trees but also have to land safely in the trees.
While it may seem simple to us, to them flapping their wings and maneuvering is a challenge when they are only 55 days old!!
Just an afterthought...I would love to see an adult teach a fledgling how to fish.
Hmmmm....maybe another adventure/excursion is on my horizon.