Saturday, April 16, 2016

There Goes The Neighborhood

A glance out my office window on Thursday revealed squatters in the parking lot.


If not, then that's by design. As Patty pointed out when I showed her the pictures, it is surprising how well she blends in

To help us often oblivious humans, someone put up these signs.

And they are.

And unhidden.

Dad was not happy with me getting the above shot (even with a zoom lens).

He came charging at me. And then flew at my head as I walked away. As the nest is directly across from the building entrance dad is quite busy facing off all the 'threats' that pass by. Most of which have their phones out for a picture or two.

It is interesting to watch as they adjust to their new digs, observing how evolved behaviors translate to a more suburban lifestyle. In the image above it looks like they are trying to 'hide'. A no doubt useful behavior in the tall grasses where the species usually nests. Not quite as effective in a parking lot.

It will be fun to watch this unfold.


LauraHinNJ said...

I'm not laughing at the image of you been attacked! Honest!

MevetS said...

Have you stopped laughing yet?