May 23, 2009

standing room only

Their chests are beginning to show the red of their parents. And now they dare to stand up in the nest. Notice how the one in the back leans out and peers around the corner (top photo). I can't help but wonder what their thoughts are as they look out into the unknown. Are they timid about that first flight, or fearless?
“When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown,
Faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly”...Patrick Overton


Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Not long now and they will be to keep the cycle going. I's been such fun watching them :)

r garriott said...

Hi Faye,
I love seeing your baby bird series. Really amazing photos, and they give me a lift! Thanks!

L.Holm said...

I always wondered why they didn't make the nest bigger for the babies to grow into, they get so crowded. but it makes sense. There's just no more room--they have to learn to fly.