Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Empty Nest

When I checked the webcam yesterday, I could still see all 3 young on the nest. I checked the date that the young fledged last year...July 26th, so I suspected that they would be out and about real soon. And when I first checked this morning, sure enought, the nest was empty except for one young bird.
The young will be flying around the nest area from perch to perch for a few days and then gradually venturing further from the nest. Soon they will be learning to fish....meanwhile the parents will still be providing fish prey for their offspring. So, stay tuned. The young and adults will be coming and going from the nest structure.