|August 23- You again?|
I had assumed that like robins and bluebirds, once they leave the nest they are gone. The hawkmountain.org site says that they fledge at around 10 to 14 weeks but remain dependent on their parents for much longer. Sometimes they are still being fed by their parents eight months later. They also may hang with their parent's social group for several years. With this late teenager behavior I almost expected to see an X-box in the stall.