Walter Mencken 10:03 a.m., March 27
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MamaBird and BabyBird
The alley between Brighton and Cape May is frequented by birds of many feathers: pigeons, parrots, sparrows, crows, and then some.
Today, as we walked in the alley, our camera noticed an agitated adult bird on a wire. The bird's squawks and twitches were focused on a nearby patch of ground, where - sure enough - a young bird seemed to be stranded.
The young bird - let's call it BabyBird - was fairly large but unable to fly. Soon, the adult bird - let's call it MamaBird - swooped down and attempted to feed BabyBird. Later, MamaBird flew away, only to quickly return and attempt to feed BabyBird again.
Later in the day, BabyBird was hiding in a dense cluster of bushes. MamaBird appeared to be gone.