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What bird is that high in the Live Oak that towers over my house?
Roughly in the center, near a patch of light.
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Yes, it's the Lord Of The Rings chick, Gwahir, all grown up. You may remember him from previous posts about the chicks in the living room and the dog surfing incident.
When I let the 5 banties out to freerange, they always show up to roost on the porch at sunset.
Once it's dark, I pick them up, one by one and put them back in the chicken tractor pens.
Last weekend, Gwahir did not show up at sundown and I feared that the tamest rooster we've ever raised had been taken by a predator that day.
The next morning I could hear crowing coming from the front yard, but from my own perch on the porch, I could not see the rooster.
It seemed to be coming from above.
When I stepped off the porch and looked up, there he was, a tiny speck high in the Live Oak. (The second pic is maximum zoom with distant fill flash, and it was cropped)
My LOTR experts (Junior and Emma) tell me that such a lofty perch is appropriate for a rooster named after Gwahir, Lord of the Eagles.
I wasn't around when Gwahir soared down from the tree top, but somehow I think it probably was not as graceful as his namesake.