Birth Of A Feather

While the Young Osprey of Barnegat Bay are just on the cusp of fledging...
While the Young Osprey of Barnegat Bay are just on the cusp of fledging…
... spending their days on the edge of the nest say "you jump first" to their nest mates each day...
… spending their days on the edge of the nest saying “you jump first” to their nest mates each day…
... with a few already taken to the skies...
… with a few already taken to the skies…
... there are still some late young working hard to catch up.
… there are still some late young working hard to catch up.
These little ones can;t even stand, let alone fly.
These little ones can’t even stand, let alone fly.
And to fly, they'll need feathers.
And to fly, they’ll need feathers.
I wonder how itchy & scratchy it feels to have feathers & sheaths poking through your soft down
I wonder how itchy & scratchy it feels to have feathers & sheaths poking & prickling through your comfy down
First human, as seen through an Osprey's eye
First human, as seen through an Osprey’s eye
JAES: Just Another Eyeball Selfie
JAES: Just Another Eyeball Selfie