In a week’s time, the Three Musketeers have grown in leaps and bounds. From having wings with feathers barely formed, their feathers are beginning to look like they are ready for flight.
It was busy on the nest tonight. With Zorro coming in with a big catfish, dinnertime, flight practice and Esperanza making three runs for nesting material, the family is maturing nicely.
They have been so fun to watch, from the beginning in March with the Zorro’s return, to waiting with Esperanza for the arrival of her little ones. They may indeed fledge within the week but will remain in the area returning for mealtimes. Or so the theory goes. So in the meantime, enjoy dinner delivery from Zorro’s Sushi Restaurant.
oh wow didn’t take them long to learn eh!
They are learning fast indeed. Thank you Andy.
I think they were singing:
Dad is awesome
Daddy is great
He brings us catfish
Lovely photos! Thanks for the update, the family looks great.
LOL ! Love it Ilex. We have all watched this little family. So happy they’re doing well. Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment.
These are some of the coolest pictures of the babies I have ever seen!
You are so very kind Pilgrim. They have been so fun to watch. Thank you.
What fantastic videos – that really was a decent sized catfish that was caught!😄
I thought so too ! Wish it tasted as good as our catfish. Happy birds..Thank you Joanne
How wonderful to see them grow, they look amazing.
It’s been such a gift Miriam. I’ll be back out there today watching them. I can’t tell yet if that one has left the nest. I’ll give an update soon. Thank you my dear friend.
I’ll look forward to hearing about it Emily.
Wonderful video and photos.
I’m thrilled that you watched the video. It was so incredible to watch. Thank you!
These are wonderful! I loved watching the video at the top.
Thank you so much, so happy I could share this special moment with you. Have a lovely 4th.
Thank you Lorrie
Beautiful captures and video!
Thank you so much Donna. Heard there are some nice nests on Kent Island to watch as well.
There are! I’ve left the Kent Island area and am adventuring out west in our RV right now. If you have time, I just posted about Osprey I just found in Arizona. It was a wonderful surprise!!
Oh lucky you ! I am so jealous and know you’ll have a wonderful trip. Stay safe Donna.
Thanks Emily, we will!
Just LOVE this post, Emily! It reminded me of Sandy’s three chicks last year. I am so happy to see how well their family is doing after so many challenges last year. It was also great to hear the ‘fish song’ again, it is quiet at the salt marsh now that our chick has left the area.
Awwww….such a sweet story Tiny. Thank you so much for sharing it with me.
Is this cool or what Emily? I’ve missed your prior posts, but do love what I’ve just seen. We had one family of doves and one of cardinals – each producing offspring and are all happily enjoying the freedom of the nest.
How I wish I could see my baby doves and cardinals. I know they have several nests in my garden, but have no idea where they are. Lucky you Mary and I know they appreciate your loving spirit.
Awesome photos and video. Great job Emily. Very cool to be able to shoot from their level.
It’s been amazing Tim. I’ve been able to watch them growing up. One day..you’ll be seeing me in Texas. 🙂
Looking forward to it. I’ve got a spare ground pod with your name on it.