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egret chick

egret chick walking on ground

Plumed egret chick Ardea intermedia IMG 6788-7 - The day started rather badly for this egret chick, for when it took its first flight from the nest it crashed unceremoniously through the surrounding trees and landed 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 after scoffing the gift of food that its parents delivered, it strode confidently off to begin a new phase of its life .

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