Friday, 10 June 2011

Learning to Fly.

During my recent trip to Rye Harbour N.R. I had the opportunity to watch a juvenile Black-headed Gull as it attempted one of its earliest flying attempts.

Flap .. flap ...

 Do I dare leave the ground?

Up and away at last.

Whoops ... dodgy landing!

Next time I'll remember to keep my head up!    
Wherever you are, have a great wildlife watching weekend.   FAB.

25 comments:

  1. Kind of hard watching them take those first flights, but as long as they keep trying, they will hopefully make it up, up and away~

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  2. Lovely set Frank.
    Great shots of those first faltering flaps. I'm sure he'll soon get the hang of landing lol

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  3. Fantastic series Frank.
    John.

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  4. I couldn't sleep last night and had a look at this post. I didn't truely grasp the significance of the slapstick humor.

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  5. Hi Mary. Surprising how quickly they get going.

    Cheers Keith. Won't be long before it's flying high!

    JRandSue. Thanks John.

    Thank you Sarah.

    Sleep-walking again Steve! No apologies for my 'British' humour ..lol.

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  6. I have not seen one that young Frank.
    Good selection of shots.

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  7. Great series, Frank! You did a great job of capturing the action!

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  8. What fun to capture those learning flaps! Very nice series. :)

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  9. Great post. It definitely gave me a good laugh, but yet I still feel bad for the bird. I'm sure he/she will figure it out!

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  10. Fun captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  11. Great series - made me smile :)

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  12. Great pictures and series. We all had to learn something the hard way.

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  13. How nice to witness such an event in a young birds' life. Great post and photos Frank!

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  14. Perfect look into this very short and awkward time. I can see where slapstick comes from! Nice job Frank!

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  15. Lovely post Frank a nice set of images.
    I only managed one day on Anglesey but what a lovely few hours.
    South Stack and Cemlyn Bay are places I often visit...nice to here you have visited both.

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  16. It's a lovely series, Frank!

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  17. I think he is getting the hang of it! Lovely and fun photos

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  18. Great series and it is amazing how fast they learn. Cute juvie gull and wonderful photos.

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  19. This is a great action sequence!

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  20. What a cute moment to watch -- wonderful post!

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  21. The expression on the gull's face is priceless!

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  22. Great captures. You just don't learn without trying.

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  23. Hi Everyone. I'm sure the young Gull appreciated all your encouraging comments. Cheers FAB.

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