The Next Phase
To this, in 8 days.
Yes the little chick is now fully fledged (hard to believe). He runs around on the dish towel like a little mouse looking for some place to hide. Apparently he has not yet figured out the utility of wings. Any day now.
Meanwhile big chick is out in the world and not looking back. He has not been back in the nest box since he 'flew the coop' on the 4rth of July. Today was a 'day in the sun' kind of day.
Mom taking a bath
Uncle Oliver feeding big chick
Junior (the dad) feeding big chick
big chick munching on the Honeysuckle blooms
and finally, big chick eating from the seed tray (I think [s]he is going to be fine)