Thursday, July 28, 2005

Two more fledgling pix

Here are the two pictures of "Big" , the female fledgling, that I didn't post yesterday. They were taken by Bruce Yolton , one of this years devoted hawkwatchers. You may notice something odd about Big's eye in the second picture, a whitish film making it look like his eyes are injured in some way. What you see is the nictitating membrane, a sort of "second eyelid" that lies under the bird's main eyelids. Once Big is completely asleep, he'll close his eyelid also.