I’m going to let you in on a secret – Zorro and Esperanza are moving in !
Yes, it is true. After all of this time, I spied them sitting on the new platform house shopping and discussing whether or not it would be a good place to move in to. This was on a foggy morning on June 2nd.
I watched Zorro sit and bite the standing nest stick, which is there for anchoring nesting material. I wasn’t sure if he was just mad about the whole situation and having to move into a smaller home. After all, the boat lift that they had was true luxury living. But as those that have followed the saga of Zorro and Esperanza, it was quite the inhospitable place.
Little by little I’ve seen the nest grow. They’re not on the platform all that much but I see them across the river in their favorite evergreen tree. Keeping an eye on their new home. Of course as soon as we saw the first twig up there, we place out the stick buffet for Zorro to select from.
Yesterday afternoon (Sunday June 7th) I captured Zorro trying to get an awkward branch that he brought in to work in their new home.
As they are now having a summer of leisure there’s no rush to get a big nest built. But they can get next year’s nest started on and complete it when they return next spring.
Standing tall and proud, Zorro is a pillar of strength. This will be the fifth nest he will have built this season.
I think we can all learn a lesson from Zorro.
Work hard. Don’t get discouraged when setbacks occur and keep trying no matter what.