Below was the interaction I caught between a little blue heron mother (blue/purple) and her demanding offspring (white). Poor mom.
|MahMaaaaahhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where ARE you????|
|Maybe he won't find me in this tree.|
Uh oh. I hear him. Crikey, he spotted me.
|(Mama flies to an adjacent tree with Junior in hot pursuit)|
Mama!! Stop flying away from me. How dare you! I'm hungry!!!!!!!!
|Junior, it's time to fend for yourself. I can't do it for you forever.|
|Don't make me get violent with you, mama!|
|Whoa, Junior. Overreaction much?|
But mama, I'm so hungry.
|Nope. Not feeding you.|
Mama, don't be like that.
Junior, I love you, but it's time. Past time.
|Hey! Anybody down there have some extra grub to spare?|
Bird parenting is fascinating to observe. It exhausts me just watching them. They are devoted to their young, yet firm when it's time for the babes to leave the nest.
I have so many photos to post! Hope you enjoyed this series. Have a great weekend and see y'all on Monday.