Hello and sorry this is not a question
I've been watching/feeding two ferals since January, just because it was like 30 below and frozen, for reference Papa is bigger than Mama but their identical otherwise if they're not together a white spot between Pa's feathers is the only way I can tell them apart.
They had one young survive out of their first two, I've named her Freeda from Freedie after noticeing a stray black guy tryed to put a move on her but i'm pretty sure she's not pregnant. I'm not sure but they have to be at least, what a year, before being old enough :|
Ma and Pa brought Freeda here right out of the nest, now what? they 'all' look the same, super unusual. Freeda is a bit smaller than Ma with a spot of white, like Pa. After bringing Freeda here their parenting responsibilities ended. They would never come as a family again. Soon Ma was prego again, was it a little over two mo's another two new babies show up. This is super odd because these two are completly different than the parents.
They were super cute as soon as they could fly Ma brought them here. Now I say hold on here, I've been feeding the three but now I'm thinkin the little ones better fend for themselves for awhile, they showed up on my sill the next day and I shewed them politely away. They would come by for awhile until their younger sister shewed them away. After that those two were on their own too, just like Freeda, (were alot alike in our upbringing), Before I get too far, Papa totally disappeared when the two albinos were born. It was a good couple of mo's he was on the lam, So long that I thought Mama had a new boyfriend,( the Blackie that was trying to get a quickie with Freeda) show up with her one day.
I put a box out to see if I could get Freeda to stay, and who shows up but Pa. So much for that idea, he moved right in. I still wonder where he went, I think he took one look at the kids and said looks like someone else beat me to her, I'm outta here.
Since the box went up, Ma has taking a liking for Pa again, she has now moved from where ever the babies were born to here with Pa, they now own the balcony and chase they're very own blood away from the food! The two yougest ones keep trying, poor babies, maybe we can figure out something for them. They are staying together though, Ma and Pa are in the sack, and Freeda is alone, in some dump.
Now what kind of a parents are they?
I never see them flying together, I thought that's what flocks were.
Freeda has come from feeding on the sill to coming right in, with Pa or Ma right on her ass. None of the others will come in, yet.
If they kept Freeda from getting her supper, then the box would go, I've taken to Freeda because were both loners. Well for now, she'll find a mate still, I haven't given up yet.
I'll post some pics when someone tells me the 'right' way.
There's part of it, it's quite the thing, you can barely tell them apart before they leave the nest. Well maybe old Mama and Papa says that's enough, were done, out you go!
Gotta make way for more, kinda thing.
Cheers ...more to follow, next taming Freeda.