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Spreading his wings…

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As a companion post to my previous one, I had the pleasure several days after the de-nesting day to find one of my resident baby birds in a uniquely convenient photographic situation. That is, he was literally sitting in the middle of my big backyard, waiting for his next meal. Of course, I had no choice but to grab my telephoto and observe. As I watched he would crane his neck, looking for mama, cheep, and stretch out his wings as if he wanted so badly to be airborne and take off! No matter how much he stretch, however, the laws of aerodynamics continued to elude him. Eventually mama did show up, provided him with a tasty morsel, and left him again to his gymnastics. It’s been several days hence, now, so I am relatively sure he and his siblings have about got the hang of it, but I treasure those moments this summer when I got to observe their mighty journey from nest to wing. Hope you enjoy…

 

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