Whether it is a teenager with the keys to the car or a fledgling that has the whole sky in which to fly, this time in a youngster’s life is hard on a parent! The father blue grosbeak has caught a bug for his youngster. Now, he has to find the fledging. Ever consider how hard it is to keep track of a teenager … especially one that can fly?
I was at one of the Ebenezer boat ramps, hoping the grey weather would let up enough for me to catch some birds in flight. There was a flick of a tail, off to my right, on the rocks that line the parking apron. What need did I have of much light when a feathered piece of the blue sky waited for me to capture its rich colors.