Coffee and critters, Flight School Edition: Emergency Landings.
Was watching a mama wren loudly encouraging her brood of 3 to follow her from a high up branch. She flew across the yard, and chatted loudly. One by one, siblings one and two made the brave launch and awkwardly bobbed their way across the yard and disappeared into the trees. But youngster number three seemed nervous, and sat alone on the branch chattering wildly. But then he worked up the nerve, made the leap, got halfway across the yard, then veered wildly to the right, and landed on the nearest safe spot: my shoulder. Flew off for a moment, but then returned for a spot with a better view. Hung around long enough for a shaky photo op, then took off in mom's direction. I have been laughing for the last ten minutes!
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