Friday, May 29, 2009

Maya Updates

Three days and counting, and these two are still alive – barely, from my vantage point. During the day, the mother visits regularly, though at the first signs of human presence she scampers and soars skyward. She sits at the nest entrance with prominent beak protruding outward.

Looking at the two hatchlings, one gets to understand why it was generally believed that birds were descended from the now extinct dinosaurs and not the present-day lizards. The formers’ young sure look like those gargantuan beasts of old.


  1. Ugly with a capital F. You are right. The mayas in my yard are extremely flighty. They know its me that feeds them, but they won't let me come within a dozen feet, or the slightest movement from anywhere spooks them away. Keeps them alive though I guess. Lots of cats around here would love a taste of some maya...

  2. My maya resident has no choice but to accommodate me and my prying. Either that or he has to bundle everything away - hatchlings and nest.

    I believe she understands the situation she is in. And she has seen that I am not a danger to her brood.


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