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Response to TuxedoKat (Reply #53)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 01:07 AM

57. So when the heavy rains abated, I stood at my living room window looking out

I saw one of the mockingbirds fly into the bush in front of me, but not in the usual spot of entry. After a few moments, I saw the bush move. I believe at that point the bird must have exited. At that moment, I saw a small furry head. It looked like a baby bird. I continued to stare from my vantage point of being close to the bush but behind a big window. I kept focusing on that spot and soon saw the outline of the baby's head. It was calm, alert but quiet, as if waiting. The surprising thing was that there was no nest under the baby bird. I could not help but wonder if this was the same bird I had rescued earlier. The nest itself is in front of the bush, just a short distance down from the top. This baby bird is to the side, bordering close to the rear, of the bush.

What was the bird waiting for, I couldn't help but wonder. Is it getting ready to jump out, as you mentioned they sometimes do, or is it ready for the Mom to push it out? I really would like to know.

Tomorrow I will try to check from the same spot to see if the "stand-alone" baby bird still resides in the same spot. I am hoping it is able to withstand the strong winds out there.

And it it does survive to grow to maturity, will it hang around my household for years to come? And will it too one day be swooping at me to protect a nest? This inquiring bird watcher wants to know!

Sam

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