Finding the Fledglings and a Lesson on Targeting and Focus
The bluebirds in one of our boxes at Kickerillo fledged late last week and we went out Monday afternoon to see if we could find them.
Often they’re high in a nearby tree, protected from predators. They wait patiently while mom and dad hunt for food that they bring to them. We’ve watched them at our home...and that’s an awful lot of work!
It’s not easy to find them because at this stage they’re speckly and blend in with the trees.
So what do we do? Like they say in police shows we Follow the Money or in the case of the birds, we Follow the Food.
We keep our eyes open for one of the parents. When they catch a worm or whatever they eat, we watch closely to see where they take it. From there, we know where to zoom in to look for the fledglings.
(These are fledglings from 2020 that were in our tree at home. Imagine trying to locate them in a tall tree 50+ feet away!)
We could have spent all afternoon with our binoculars and never found the wee ones, but by following their source of food...the parents carrying worms... we zeroed in on them.
‘Mother Nature can teach us all kinds of lessons if you are willing to stop and let your eyes take in how they handle the tasks that you and I handle every day.
What lessons have you learned from Mother Nature?