Birds, Birds, & More Birds

Challenge #156 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This was such a popular challenge recently, I am repeating it for your enjoyment. Your entry can show one bird or flocks of them, large birds or tiny ones, sitting on branches, in nests, swimming or flying. Please, no caged or domestic birds which have lost their freedom. Macro and close-ups welcome. Size: 1,600px on the longer side of your entry. As this will be another popular challenge, please ensure the size of your entry is correct before entering, and the other rules are met. Disqualified entrants will not be invited to resubmit. Please note some rules below are changed for this challenge.
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Nesting European Crane with Chick
by Philip
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Submitted: Monday, 22nd June, 2015 12:40 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 11th May, 2004
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F5.6
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