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At the rookery a year ago this week...

Post by Didereaux » Mon May 15, 2017 1:21 am

Little known county park with a rookery....sometimes makes for some neat shots far from the madding crowd!

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Post by St3v3M » Mon May 15, 2017 2:42 am

Whatever happened to Mother's Day for this busy mom? All I hear is Food, Food, Food!

I don't know a lot about birds but imagine those fledglings are close to taking flight. They grow up so fast!

I love everything about this one and appreciate you sharing it here! S-
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Post by Didereaux » Mon May 15, 2017 10:45 am

St3v3M wrote:Whatever happened to Mother's Day for this busy mom? All I hear is Food, Food, Food!

I don't know a lot about birds but imagine those fledglings are close to taking flight. They grow up so fast!

I love everything about this one and appreciate you sharing it here! S-


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This is the 'official' word:The chicks fledge (take their first flight) when they are 42 - 49 days old. If the nest is on the ground, they will usually walk around the nest for a few days before taking their first flight. They are capable of extended flights when they are about 7 weeks old, but are still cared for by their parents until they are about 10 - 11 weeks old.

Seems by observation to be pretty much on in these parts. Those chicks would be ready in a week or two. Am trying to get over there this year, but stuff keeps happening.
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Post by minniev » Mon May 15, 2017 6:50 pm

Didereaux wrote:Little known county park with a rookery....sometimes makes for some neat shots far from the madding crowd!

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Now that's a gorgeous family portrait. Every family member is full of expression and detail. You have action/interaction/detail/environment. For me it's just perfect.
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Post by St3v3M » Mon May 15, 2017 7:48 pm

Didereaux wrote:This is the 'official' word:The chicks fledge (take their first flight) when they are 42 - 49 days old. If the nest is on the ground, they will usually walk around the nest for a few days before taking their first flight. They are capable of extended flights when they are about 7 weeks old, but are still cared for by their parents until they are about 10 - 11 weeks old.

Seems by observation to be pretty much on in these parts. Those chicks would be ready in a week or two. Am trying to get over there this year, but stuff keeps happening.

Keep us posted if you have a chance to check in on these two! S-
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