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Posted by david fletcher on Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:17 pm

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Life is harsh.  Fell from my roof this afternoon.  Little fluff ball seemed fine, instinctively alternating between lying low and then nosing around as a child does.  

Took a few images of it strutting around.  Left it nestled in the shade while I got my ladder, and then put it back on the roof. 

Odd thing about the whole experience, being the parents, whom I expected to be dive bombing and harassing me ignored the whole process.  

 
Safely back on the roof, less than 30 minutes passed before it fell off again, with fatal consequences.  

Link to high rez version HERE

Funny old world.  Not sure what to think.
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by Isaac Grant on Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:26 pm
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Such a sad story but the even sadder truth is that most baby birds do not survive their first year of life. Great look at that little fluff ball and really like the flowery grass. And how cool is it that you have gulls nesting on your roof!!!
 

by Ron Day on Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:26 pm
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A sad tale but a heartfelt tribute, Dave. Excellent low point of view, great detail, and delightful flowers in the background.
 

by Jakejacoby on Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:43 pm
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Nice details and cool looking little chick Dave. Too bad he didn't learn anything the first time around.
 

by Karl Egressy on Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:06 pm
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Beautiful image and a sad story, David.
 

by peter makuch on Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:27 pm
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sad story but that is all up to mature nature, i'am glad that you tried your best to support the little fellow, a cute shot and the details are really great, tomorrow is an other day DAVID.
 

by Dan Kearl on Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:35 pm
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Nice story, cute little fluff ball. Life is harsh.
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:00 pm
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It must have been its time to go, Dave. So vulnerable at this age - and that applies to all birds. At least it will mean a wee bit less poop on your house and garden...... When I lived on the south coast they nested behing my chimney on the roof........ there was a load of poop falling from the sky!

A sweet image with the buttercups and daisies - and a little clover flower if I'm not mistaken...

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by Nate Chappell on Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:54 pm
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Cute shot of this little guy, sorry he didn't make it.
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