Empty nests & flying lessons

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It's been three weeks since a pair of Willy Wagtails began nesting in our backyard. Yesterday two of the three little hatchlings  spread their wings and (rather gracelessly) left the nest. This morning the third chick did the same. Now all we have is an empty nest, and snatches of song as the family of birds flit and flutter with elusive speed around the treetops. I am happy for them, and sad too- I will miss them, and my morning ritual of tea and baby bird watching.

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