Posted by: atowhee | August 14, 2021

FLEDGING CAN BE HARD WORK

Click here for video of Osprey nest scene at Minto-Brown in Salem where adult lure young with fish reward.

I’ve seen House Wren use an insect to lure nestling from nest hole, and an adult dipper use insect to lure trepidatious baby off a stone and into the river. Once fledged and flying the you see the fledgling can then become the loud-beaked follower. I once saw one young Great Egret follow and pester its parent all over a lake at Malheur. How can you possibly catch a fish or crayfish amidst all that racket?


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