First Fledged Meal

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by cita scott

This baby broad-billed hummingbird landed on a jasmine vine after its first solo flight from its nest, looked around, wobbled, regained balance, preened--then awaited its mother, who alighted, ready to feed. This image captures their moment of connection, beak to beak. The light & foliage bathed everything in blue green--even the mother's beak, which is normally red.

Location: Tucon, Az USA


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