Smugglin’ Feathers

"Hold on there babies. We're going to need you lift your wings. We have reason to believe you might be smuggling Piping Plover feathers under there."  (Family Photo. From left to right: Coppelia, Swanhilde, Tufters Jr., and Mother Tacey, walkin' away)
“Hold on there babies. We’re going to need you to lift your wings. We have good reason to believe you might be smuggling Piping Plover feathers under there.”
(Note, that’s a family photo. From left to right: Coppelia, Swanhilde, Tufters Jr., and Mother Tacey, walkin’ away)
"WE'Z BUZTED!!!111!!!!"
“BUZTED!!!111!!!!”
"I duzn't dooz no rong :( "
“But I duzn’t dooz no rong 😦  “
 The itty-bitties are growing fast, and their fuzzy-wuzzy down is starting to look ickly-prickly as tiny feathers begin to emerge. You can see this most clearly when they put their hands in the air and raise their itty-bitty wings.

The itty-bitties are growing fast, and their fuzzy-wuzzy down is starting to look ickly-prickly as tiny feathers begin to emerge. You can see this most clearly when they put their hands in the air and raise their itty-bitty wings.
Bonus shot: Down Topped Tail
Bonus shot: Down Topped Tail