Let me start by saying I have a VERY powerful lens which allows me to photograph wildlife at a respectful distance (more photos below). I try to be aware of every step when I am in wild space as some beings are very small.
Today I came across another fledgling on my return trip home. It had not been their earlier and was a wonderful surprise. Silent and still I am so happy I noticed this lovely Yellow-billed Cuckoo Fledgling and stopped. I am sure many people will wonder why I did not pick it up and move to a tree. Trust me it is always a first instinct but I know better.
What To Do If You Find A Baby Bird – Portland Audubon Society
“Many species of birds such as robins, scrub jays, crows and owls leave the nest and spend as many as 2-5 days on the ground before they can fly. This is a normal and vital part of the young birds’ development. While they are on the ground, the birds are cared for and protected by their parents and are taught vital life skills (finding food, identifying predators, flying).”
I walked around it staying several feet away to avoid the wrath of its parents.
Love to ALL!