FledgingPicture of the Week: Cuddling Nestlings

Picture of the Week: Cuddling Nestlings

Cuddling. By Laura Reitz
Laura Reitz from Troutman, NC took these photos.

Above: The detail , especially around the eyes, is awesome. These nestlings are 19 days old (Note: unless you monitor on a very regular basis, and open the box slowly and carefully, opening a box after day 13 can result in premature fledging.)

Dad. Photo by Laura ReitzRight: The father of these nestlings on his way out to grocery shop.

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You cannot begin to preserve any species of animal unless you preserve the habitat in which it dwells. Disturb or destroy that habitat and you will exterminate the species as surely as if you had shot it. So conservation means that you have to preserve forest and grassland, river and lake, even the sea itself. This is vital not only for the preservation of animal life generally, but for the future existence of man himself—a point that seems to escape many people.
-Gerald Durrell, The Nature Conservancy


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