He sits on the tree, watching Dad get some food.
He preens himself since it is taking so long.
And of course, since I have my camera they move behind the tree for the feeding.
The adult male on the left with Junior on the right. You might want to click to enlarge. See how fresh and clean the juvenile is? And poor Papa looks like he has had a hard summer.
Last week we had the pleasure of seeing the juvenile female make her first attempts at flying to the feeder. She first flew to the post, then flew and clung to the wooden shingles near the feeder. Finally she was successful at gettting some food on her own. Unfortunately we didn't catch a photograph. Perhaps as this male begins to feed himself we'll be able to get a shot.
Thank goodness we have the birds and dogs to watch. In this dreadful weather we enjoy the outdoors only when we are indoors. Yuck!