Uprooted Magnolia

Young Survivors

Posted in Nature, Photography, Uncategorized, Wildlife by leahyetter on July 11, 2011

These images are bittersweet to me. It’s a wonderful sight to see when coming home, the mother hens with babies.

But it’s also sad to see 3 hens and only 2 chicks. That means their predators were well fed before the little ones learned to fly. These two have a good chance of making it though. I’ve seen them take off and fly away quickly.

They are brave coming out onto the road and bridge.

But the little one wasn’t brave enough to fly across the river like the hen perched on the side of the bridge. She took off across right after I shot this image while the others disappeared into the tall grass.

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  1. kenny said, on July 11, 2011 at 11:56 am

    The young one hasn’t yet realized that you only shoot with a cameras.


  2. Watching Seasons said, on July 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Great images- let’s hope the chicks prosper and bring you more photo opportunities.


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