What bird is this, and what is it doing?
Killdeer – Charadrius vociferus
“Charadrius ~ Late Latin: ‘a yellowish bird’
vociferus ~ vocal, strident, vehement…”
in full-furtive flare
a plaintive call
mown fields and meadow;
away from my fledglings
see – I’m injured
What dynamic is taking place among these three Bald Eagles?
The two are a mature pair
mated for life
this is their territory.
Who is this immature interloper?
A prodigal son returning?
Friend, foe or rival?
Ours to conjecture!
Thanks to Anne Christine (Leya) for this adventure into story-telling! And thank you to all who joined me last week for the Lens-Artists Challenge #175 – Follow Your Bliss. I very much enjoyed seeing and reading your thoughtful responses.
As we enter the holiday season, please continue to be kind and stay safe.🐾