I call all the girls that look like my late beloved Miss Runtie, Runtie Jr's. They were "The Radio Flyers" because they were the first to fly!
So now one of the Runtie's is "On The Nest". It's not going too well. I found some eggs in the yard and by the pool. I think everytime she lays one, and then goes off to the canal, a rat is eating her eggs. This happened with Miss Runtie too.
I think this is fairly common for young females. I hope she gets a clutch soon!
Here she is on her nest. No eggs - but she's gettin' ready. Sentinels are in place.
More to follow...................