A few days ago I found a bush with blue berries on it. I sent a picture to Heather to ID for me before I showed it to the birds. Dogwood berries! It’s good eating and boy it was a hit!
The next day Brooke found the mother load! Lined up along the bank of the pond, in between the two beaches are three or four more!
Sunday they were very clingy. I think Saturday’s costume disappearing act was very fresh in their little brains. Brooke totally snuck away Saturday! All the way into the blind! They searched for him for maybe a half hour, then melted down and flew back to the pen. I walked them back to him, they lasted about another hour and Sandhills calling freaked them again and back they flew. Add to the fact that Sunday was the first day only one costume released them and did flight training.
They were REALLY missing Brooke, you could see the thought bubbles over their heads! “No! Wait! This is NOT how we do it”!
So, since I could not give them alone time, it turned into lesson time. Dogwood berries, lots of foraging in the grass, Dewberries are dwindling but a determined bird can still find them and there were some crickets! We hoped for snakes but none showed up. Then the wind picked up, it energized them and just as I decided it was time to head back they did too! They flew back, wide left over the marsh then swerving to the right to the runway.
Not a bad day at the office.