Mama and Papa Bank Rock: Behind the Green Mesh.
Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George [larger].
The photographer, Bob Levy, writes;
I returned to the park two days later. It was raining lightly but steadily so my camera was tucked inside its case. The light was poor for both photography and bird-watching but from about fifteen feet away I saw evidence that Mama Bank Rock had indeed returned to her nest. A gleaming white object was tucked behind the fence where the Northern Cardinal and I had last met. There was no doubt in mind that Mama Bank Rock had placed it there. Through binoculars I saw the nest was unattended so I went in for a close look. The white object was a piece of plastic. More pieces circled the twiggy frame. Mama Bank Rock had obviously been hard at work. I took out my camera and hurriedly snapped a few pictures lest the cardinal return to find me invading her space once again. The image I chose to show you won’t win any photography awards but it is the evidence I sought to support my theory that Mama Bank Rock thought, assumed, felt or, if you prefer, believed that the green mesh was adequate camouflage for the job she had at hand. Or should I say the job she had at beak? Yes I think I will.