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In the trees at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA.

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A bird by the Mystic. If you know the species, please share. 🙂

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… birds were present as well as the bees. This is the only young one who would sit still for me. I think he’s still testing his wings.

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I kept wanting it to take flight, to see its wings fill with light, but it did not want to fly apparently, no matter how many times it lifted its wings. I chanced upon the egret in my usual way, stepping to the edge of a structure and peering over to see what I might see, and there so still in the grass it stood …

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… before taking those high-legged steps into the water …

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… and then back out again onto land, feathers ruffled but still not taking flight. An impasse. Finally under the heat of the intense noonday sun I moved on suspecting that with my back now turned the egret’s wings spread and silently beat the air as it rose upward and upward, away.

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https://www.fws.gov/refuge/san_pablo_bay/

 

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https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/

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