This out of focus photo shows from left to right, baby Red Eye, dad Dart and mom Pepper Dotty. We believe Red Eye hatched 5/14 and should have fledged a few days ago, inspiring the following:
An only child So always under Parents’ watchful eye
She eats and naps And eats again And barely moves a thigh.
Have you ever heard Of a baby bird Who got too fat to fly?
The following photo, taken 7/10, shows Red Eye finally doing wing exercises. If your wings were that long, imagine how heavy they must be! It would probably take you awhile to start flying exercises too!