She looks a bit forlorn and sometimes I think she has the postpartum blues. Or maybe the chicks just didn’t survive as I’ve been visiting for weeks now and have yet to see or hear any youngin’s.
Oh, she putters around and goes through all the right motions. Fusses with the nest, does her chores like a good mother.
Yesterday for whatever reason she suddenly decided to snatch up her half-eaten lunch and hop over to a nearby tree. I don’t recognize what she has – seems too long for a lizard but doesn’t quite look like a snake.
There IS actually a chick in the nest. Look closely, and see for yourself that . . .