Its time to fly. Mom and Dad conceive, raise the young and teach!
Above, Mom (left) sternly begins coaxing the kid to leave the nest, and fly. It happens every year. The mother will fly around the nest, carrying a fish in its claws, sometimes for days at a time, until the young one finally gets the idea – to eat, you must fly! The wordless lesson is priority one.
Meanwhile, Dad waits patiently a few hundred yards way.
As Usual, click on images for higher resolution, and comments are always welcome. M 🙂