Boomerang kids
Wednesday June 03rd 2009, 11:02 pm
Filed under: Wildlife

imgp7695IlahayHi, Mom, hi, Dad, what’s for dinner?

Veer! Ilahay! You’re back!

Kya and Tierra were all over the nest area today, but didn’t leave it. Their siblings returned and hung out with them, joined at times by a parent, until the late evening, when Veer flew off again.

imgp7694I thought I’d share a few screen shots. The white spot in the center of the back of the one on the bottom in the third picture?  Remember my Blue Jay shawl story? One of the others was on that upper ledge, and…

I asked the peregrine group if that could damage the fledgling’s feathers, given my experience with the bleaching effect of bird poop even when washed off right away and Stephanie‘s experience once with it actually weakening the fibers in her yarn. I was assured that birds’ feathers have a protective coating on them and not to worry.

imgp7705Then one person chimed in about having once seen what her birding group had thought was a white-feathered turkey vulture. Till they saw where it roosted relative to the other turkey vultures. Oh.  Oops.

So I guess it doesn’t harm them after all.  Just makes them easy to spot.

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Fascinating pics!

Other fun time —

There once was a lady named Hannah
Who was caught in a flood in Montana
While she floated away
Her sweetheart, they say,
Accompanied her on the piano


Smith : Mr.Jones, I think it is time you give us a payment for the refrigerator,we sold to you a long time ago.
Jones: Why should I? You told me that in the long run, it would pay for itself!

Comment by Don Meyer 06.04.09 @ 6:53 am

Sweet! And now their parents know they can find (and fly) their way home…

Comment by Channon 06.04.09 @ 7:13 am

I love the expressions on their faces in the bottom photo. “Whatchu lookin’ at, Buddy?”

Comment by LynnM 06.04.09 @ 8:19 am

And we thought our siblings were a hassle. At least they didn’t donate bird poop.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 06.04.09 @ 8:32 am

So cute!

Comment by Alicia 06.04.09 @ 10:05 am

“Easy to spot” I love it! You, my friend, are a true Wordsmith!

Comment by Pam 06.04.09 @ 10:43 am

Those birds are fascinating! Thanks for sharing the pictures. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 06.04.09 @ 11:28 am

Snicker. I suppose they would have to be immune to it, eh? 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 06.04.09 @ 11:28 am

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