Thursday, August 18, 2011
Graduation day, sort of
Today little SQUEEK moved to an outside big boy pen. He's old enough now that he should be thinking about flying and hopefully his large mew, 8'x 8', will inspire him to do just that. I have no idea why this baby was such a late hatch but the bad news is that swainson's hawks are now gathering in huge numbers for their migration to South America. That means they will be starting the long journey soon and this baby won't be ready for it. It looks as if I'll have to winter him over here or send him somewhere south where he can wait until they return in the Spring.
In the meantime, he's becoming more aggressive to me, which is a good thing, and hopefully will become self sufficient in his mind and not think he needs a human for companionship. He now has a mirror in his pen so he can see another swainson's.