Look Mom! No Wings!


Diving In WM

IS THIS BIRD CUTE OR WHAT!?

This is a tufted titmouse coming in for a landing. Look at that streamlined “Master of flight.”

This made me speculate on what would happen if I tried to propel myself off of a tree branch, keeping my arms pressed tightly against my body. In order to be a totally legit experiment, I would have to land on the ground with precision…it would be against the rules to use my hands in any way. Even if I started to fall, I wouldn’t be allowed to put my hands out to catch myself…birds can’t use their wings to break a fall.

Now I’m speculating on whether or not I’d break my nose when I fell flat on my face. I might get away with cuts and bruises, miracles happen every day.

Now I’m inclined to leave the gymnastics to the birds…I don’t have any bandages in the house and….I’m a coward.

 

15 thoughts on “Look Mom! No Wings!

    1. Luckily I had the time to wait for just the right shot. I have a bird feeder outside and I actually indulge in a big photography no-no and shoot through the glass of a closed window. I just had to anticipate the bird leaving the branch it was sitting on.

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