A juvenile Osprey testing its wings a day before it fledges at approximately 6 or 7 weeks. He/she was flapping its wings and hopping around the nest, crying to its mother, who was perched on a pole nearby. The quantum leap of flight was clearly not an easy one to take.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
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Australian Native Birds