This little guy left the nest prematurely. He’s feisty and can hop and flap pretty well, but he can’t quite fly yet. Mother and Father are busy feeding him while he explores the yard. Hoping to give him a roost away from the marauding hordes of chipmunks that inhabit the premises, we built him a temporary home, but he prefers exploring the garden and finding his own cabbage worms, rather than waiting for Mom and Dad to provide some. Maybe tonight he will appreciate the safety of the roost more than during the day.
Here he was on his way out into the wide, wild world:
Bad hair day: