Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Maternal observations

The goslings are losing their baby down, growing larger, still protected by parents. I've seen far fewer goslings this year. There are clusters of baby sparrows being taught to feed by their parents. The babies pick at green leaves and seeds and call to their parents for generous mouthfuls. The toddler hawks are honing their skills in a safer space east of the highway. Their powers of observation are keen, but hunting skills yet to be developed. And as for human infants, ........ tenderness, lovingly protected.

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