Sunday, July 25, 2010

Learning to Fly!


Last month this little baby spent hours perched on my garden chair.
After snapping a few pictures I noticed he was looking up at his Mama!
She was perched on the roof trying to coax him into flying, and keeping a safe distance away.
He wanted no part of it!
I spent the better part of my day watching 
(and whispering encouraging "bird words"...please don't ask)






 Eventually he realized there was a great big world out there, and he spread his wings...a little hesitant at first...and off he flew.
I'm sure it wasn't my inspirational words, but I felt much better knowing he was doing what he was meant to do.




::sigh:


It's not just the birds who leave the nest!




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15 comments:

  1. Cute shots, it looks like a baby robin? Wonderful mosaic! have a great week! :)

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  2. Cute shots, it looks like a baby robin? Wonderful mosaic! have a great week! :)

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  3. Sweet little baby. I love hearing the encouraging chirps from the mother when they're learning to take the leap of faith. :-)

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  4. Sweet little baby. I love hearing the encouraging chirps from the mother when they're learning to take the leap of faith. :-)

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  5. Wonderful post. Mother Nature sure does things right! I love watching the baby birds and their parent watching over them. So much fun!

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  6. No, I'll not ask, but I do think it's wonderful that you joined in with the mothering. He actually looks pretty nonchalant as if to say, "Who me? Not know how to fly? Pah!"

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  7. Great shots of the baby Robin, they all leave the nest, as Nature intended. Wonderful mosaic.

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  8. Baby birds are so adorable. We just had a couple of baby doves fledge from the ledge outside our bathroom window.

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  9. This is such a sweet post! I love to watch the baby birds and seeing the first flights is a thrill. Happy MM!

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  10. How cute, lovely mosaic. I am hosting a CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by.

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  11. Good morning, Mary Elizabeth, what a sweet little baby robin. They are some of my favorite babies in the bird world. (who am I kidding, I love them all)

    I love your mosaic. Wonderful shots. I would be whispering words of encouragement as well. It's the Mommy in us, I think.

    I hope you have a lovely Monday,
    Susan

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  12. This is lovely! Love the photo of his back with all the white tips on his feathers.

    Nicely done!

    Di

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  13. Omigosh what wonderful images! They are so beautiful at all ages, but there is something particularly appealing when they are young. thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

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  14. Ah, fledglings - what a poignant time for bird mama....every mama.
    We have nine wee ducklings in the pond. They are all good swimmers now - balls of fluff skimming across the water - but mama duck is fiercely protective and they spend a good part of the day tucked under her wings.
    Great mosaic!

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