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Egret chick

egret chick close up

Plumed egret chick Ardea intermedia IMG 6792 - There's one very good reason why this egret chick looks a little surprised and bewildered. It had just taken its first flight from its nest and crashed unceremoniously through the surrounding trees before landing rather awkwardly on the forest floor. It wasn't long before it received a little reward for its courageous first steps into the big wide world, and as its parents arrived with a gift of food, a new phase of its life began.

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