innocent enough encounter one would think but while
I watched from fairly close range I was taken by surprise when this
nearly fully fledged juvenile approached the nest immediately in
front of me (less than 10 feet away) moved in on the sitting bird
some preliminary pecking and neck movements allowed the juvenile to
nest which had a single young chick inside. The adult sitting bird then
wandered away, took off and went for a bathe.
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