A Bird's Eye View into Nature's Reality

Raptor Reality: A Lesson in Healthy Limits & Boundaries

A raptor’s primary goal beyond survival is to raise the current year’s hatchlings to adulthood. This instinct is so strong that they will even kill a prior year’s baby for endangering the brood.  Last year’s baby is all about entitlement.   She was an only child.  The year prior, two of her would-have-been siblings never hatched.  Consequently last year’s baby was very indulged.  She has returned numerous times to visit the valley despite her parents’ vehement protests.  Today the Mamma gave her a little lesson in healthy limits and boundaries:

Mamma Bird is chasing Last Year’s Baby down for a “chat”

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Hopefully, “Little Miss Entitlement” got her mother’s message.  I’m convinced she did, as last year she loved to buzz my house and call to me until I came out with my camera, then she would put on an amazing close range airshow.  By Fall, her parents had been able to redirect her into engaging in safer raptor behavior.  Cross your fingers and hold a high vision for her!

2 responses

  1. Kathryn

    Fingers and toes crossed 🙂 I like what you wrote, “hold a high vision for her!” Beautiful! Fantastic images, Maureen … really, really great! The rest of the world falls away when you have sights like this out your front door. What you are seeing is being beautifully reflected here on your blog – thank you for sharing these splendors.

    May 21, 2011 at 8:40 AM

    • Kathy, what an amazing writer you are! Thank you! The rest of the world does just fall away out here. Can’t wait for you to experience it first-hand!!

      May 21, 2011 at 11:31 AM

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