Mother and child




I tracked one particular nest in the spring of 2010.


















I am guessing that the twins here are just a few days old














Three weeks later they have at least tripled in size










and looking as hungry as ever.










Now at 5 weeks, one of the twins is missing.

There is no record of what happened to her.

















at 6 weeks  and looking pretty











At seven weeks this baby is ready to fly

 When I returned in May, the nest was abandoned.


There is nothing in which birds differ more from man
than the way in which they can build
and yet leave a landscape as it was before. 
Robert Lynd


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