Friday, November 24, 2006

Photo Friday: Immature

Immature robin chicks. (Click picture for larger view)
"You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely." ~ Unknown
These immature robin chicks lack coordination and strength. Their long wobbly necks won't hold their heads up indefinitely and without feathers the chicks cannot fly nor regulate body temperature. Too young and immature, the chicks rely on their parents for food and protection. As evidenced by the wide open mouths, everything in the "robin world" revolves around them. Soon feathers will grow, the nest will become too small and these chicks will test their wings, perhaps with a none to gentle nudge by the parents. Robin chicks will, if they can avoid the pitfalls of weather and predators, mature. If only the same could be said about ALL humans as well.

Submission for PhotoFriday topic "immature". (end of post)

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