I have learned that our friendly neighborhood cat has a name. “Mooch.” Perfect for him. He “Mooches” snacks and petting from a few of us in the area. He is very friendly and certainly affectionate. He was up on our deck this morning as I was leaving. I grabbed the camera, but believe me, hard to get any pictures because he constantly wanted to be pet and rub against my leg. Difficult to compose and photography when there is little or no distance between me and my special subject, but I managed a few. Love those eyes.
Some chicks fly the coup a lot sooner than others, that is for sure! I never expected to see one of the chicks flying off the nest so early in the season. The second and third shots are one of the youngsters. Quite the mover and shaker! There are 3 young ones in the nest. One was off on the pole (photographed), another was popping his head out from the nest and watching momma’s reaction to the photographer below, and the third one was either snoozing or flew off somewhere. The two in the bottom picture were visitors. I think I will be going back to this nest very soon. Lots of activity!