Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Learning to Fly

Well, our visitors have taken flight. The nest is now empty.

It didn't take long before the baby birds were up, poking their head around and stretching their wings. I watched for a couple of days as Momma Bird gave her baby birds 'pep-talks' as if telling them pointers on how to fly. She would fly back and forth from the nest to the roof of the house while they would practice using their wings.

It was amazing. She never once took her eyes off of them.
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"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." ~Leonardo Da Vinci
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10 comments:

  1. That is so cool - what a story!

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  2. What an amazing set of photos! I love all that gorgeous bokeh in the background to. It was kind of them to learn to fly when the light was so pretty!

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  3. How beautiful! Lucky to have such beautiful visitors. :)

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  4. Awesome photos! :) They're so beautiful. Great job taking the pictures!

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  5. All great shots! I love the motion that you caught in the one with its wings spread ready to take off! Beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful shots! The bokeh is amazing! Love 'em.

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  7. wow i love every photo! th light is amazing!

    via Little Somethings
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  8. Such an amazing story about the birds taking their first flight.

    Also, LOVE your entry! I'm such a sucker for bokeh. Just lovely. Thanks for linking up!

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  9. Love it! I wish I could take pictures like that!

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