Mama and Papa Bank Rock: Behind the Green Mesh.
Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George [larger].
The photographer, Bob Levy, writes;
Finding the Bank Rock nest had been fully constructed was a satisfying discovery but I felt I still did not have the information I wanted. Without seeing either cardinal at the site I did not know if it was still active or if it had abandoned. I decided to continue my walk but come back later for another look. I returned forty minutes later. I stopped twenty feet away and peered with binoculars through the rain to find Mama Bank Rock nestled inside her nest. I am assuming she has deposited eggs there but I am still having a hard time believing she would select this place to put them. I would have liked to capture a clearer image of Mama Bank Rock on her nest but I was not going to risk frightening her off again. I kept my distance and got this picture.
My next opportunity to visit her won’t be for another four days. What are the odds that I will find her there again? I think they are pretty good.