Three siblings have left the nest leaving just two behind. One of those two is clearly ready to fledge, but just can't seem to take the plunge. Papa continues to feed the remaining two, and both parents remain nearby. Today we saw several visits to the nest by an adolescent bird, probably a sibling of the two.
|Papa says, "Breakfast, you two. Here. Don't be greedy, you have to share."|
|"Daddy! Come back!"|
Then the older brother shows up.
|"Brother! Are you coming back to the nest?"|
"Nah. It's too crowded, and it's more fun out here."
|"C'mon! Fly with me! You'll like it!"|
|"I'm too big for this nest. I'm leaving!"|
|"Do I do it like THIS?"|
|"Or like THIS?"|
"PLEEEEEASE don't leave me"