It is time.
Harriett’s zugunruhe has reached a crescendo. Instinct is now in control.
She turns to the Atlantic, faces the off shore breeze, and with outstretched wings lifts off.
As Harriett leaves, she makes note of familiar landmarks:
The Doctor’s giant nest,
The Harker’s Island bridge,
Cape Lookout light,
She has used these landmarks for years, when returning home from South America.
Baby will learn them too.