Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Up, up and away

It's been trying now for a few days, but I've just seen the fledgling seagull on the roof opposite our office has finally fully taken to the air. The last couple of days has seen it first getting temporarily into the air, then briefly hovering a metre or so above the roof, but it's just gotten into the air and swooped off over the building's towers. No sign of it returning just yet, so perhaps it's now making its way in the seagull-world?

No sign yet of the ducklings following suit. Flying doesn't appear to have quite occurred to them yet.

P.S. Here's a photograph of the seagull chick practicing its first tentative "steps" into the air ...


And, for reference, the chick did return to the roof in the end. So although it can now fly, it still needs help (and food) from its parents for the time being.

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