Osprey Chick Trying Its Wings
Pandion haliaetus
July 4, 2009 Photograph, Week Five, Osprey Chick Trying Its Wings (Pandion haliaetus), Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia, © 2020.
The chicks have to exercise their wings to build flight muscles and coordination.

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