WHY WOULD THE EGRET WITH THE BIRD FOOT PRINTS ON IT’S BACK CHOOSE A CAREER SUCH AS THIS.?
FIRST OF ALL…I DIDN’T KNOW THAT BIRDS HAD TO LAND ON THE BACK OF ANOTHER BIRD WHEN THEY WANT TO LAND.
SECONDLY, HOW DOES A BIRD DECIDE THAT IT WANTS TO BECOME A BIRD LANDING PLATFORM IN THE FIRST PLACE?? IS IT A FAMILY CAREER KIND OF THING…LIKE WITH HUMANS WHERE THERE IS A LONG HISTORY OF FAMILY MEMBERS BECOMING POLICE OFFICERS OR FIREMEN?
AND ONE MORE “WONDER”…HOW DO THEY PRACTICE UNTIL THEY LEARN THEIR CRAFT? WHO VOLUNTEERS TO FLY HIGH UP INTO THE AIR AND THEN TAKE THE CHANCE THAT THE LANDING PLATFORM BIRD WILL BE IN THE RIGHT SPOT AT THE RIGHT TIME? PERHAPS THAT IS ANOTHER CAREER PATH THAT A BIRD CHOOSES…I WONDER WHAT THAT CAREER IS CALLED? SIGH…I SUPPOSE I WILL NEVER KNOW, UNLESS YOU ALL HAVE SOME INFORMATION THAT YOU COULD PROVIDE?
A month or two back..the rookery that I visit was packed with “Mommy and Daddy” Egrets building nests, keeping eggs warm, feeding little egrets who had already “hatched”. There was a whole lot of squawking going on. I’d be squawking too if somebody was trying to take over my nest, or step on my baby.