Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Wednesday, January 27, 2010

While the adult female brought a meal to the "nest chick", the adult male was helping watch over his newly fledged "basket chick" from the heavy onslaught of Blue Jays and Crows that kept getting too close to his chick~

This is the fifth day of sharing Red-Shouldered Hawks and their two young eyas from last season. I am hopeful that the upcoming season shall go as well, if not even better. In this posting, you will see the young "basket chick" has fledged and he chose a rain filled day to do it. He was drenched, but I kept thinking it must have felt wonderful to finally be out of the toy basket after two weeks. The young "nest chick" remained on the unadorned nest site and continued to thrive. While the chick seemed not to mind, I could not help but think at the time...I wish I could just put some new bedding up there...in one of these photos, you can barely see the "nest chick" taking a nappie on the former nest mantle.  While the adult female brought a meal to the "nest chick", the adult male was helping watch over his newly fledged "basket chick" from the heavy onslaught of Blue Jays and Crows that kept getting too close to his chick~



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