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These chirpers were the second batch of birds born and raised on my porch before I decided to knock down the nest after their first flights (the parents were attacking me every time I went out on the porch, so I decided two batches of birds was enough).

They were reppin' the west side of San Marcos, TX, USA in this photo.

This is the floor of my porch on my second floor apartment. They jumped from their nest that was at my eye level to the porch floor and then they made their way slowly to the edge of my porch and balcony where they made a fearless jump off the second floor balcony to the ground below. Shortly after that, I did not see them anymore. I took a few photos of one of the brave compadres as he made his ascent (more like a descent) into adulthood, but just like the Wright brothers, his first attempt was unsuccessful. I kept a watch on them, but they disappeared. I hope that they finally flew away, but I'm really not sure.

Also, I'm not quite sure of the species. I think that they are some type of swallow though. I will read the comments again and see if anybody decided on the species and I will update the note here with the species information.

For species identification purposes, these are the parents: www.flickr.com/photos/jason-samfield/2753770222/ and www.flickr.com/photos/jason-samfield/2753769542/. See if you can pinpoint the species for me!

I took their picture in the Texas Hill Country in the Central Texas Region in the outskirts of the city of San Marcos.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Hill_Country
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Texas

~lala~(Lisa), and 116 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. (mahranarchitect)<< on Instagram 41 months ago | reply

    what a simple and perfect photo ... thank you so much for your comment on my photo !

  2. Lince@ 41 months ago | reply

    Dolcissimi!!!!!

  3. Pan.101 39 months ago | reply

    excellent.

  4. Pan.101 39 months ago | reply

    cute,extremely well done.
    Great Capture!
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    vine

  5. AIR BUS 39 months ago | reply

    Very nicely done!
    Brilliantly done!
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  6. oceanbreezrad 38 months ago | reply

    luv, luv luv this...! there is something so special in between the lens and their expression, their stance, their feet, their flight.... thank you for making the photo available for use... i've used it for a poem i posted on my poetry blog... and thank you for the story, makin' it all the more special... ms pie, pieceofpie.wordpress.com

  7. zobotic 37 months ago | reply

    My guess is that they are some species of grackle. Those babies and parents look just like the grackles that lived in my parents' wall!

    I'm sorry if someone already figured it out, I'm too lazy to search through.

  8. RobsWildlife.com © TheVestGuy.com 28 months ago | reply

    Very Nice

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  9. Cathy ღ♪♪ღ 27 months ago | reply

    Fantastique !! (^_^)

  10. argyle plaids 27 months ago | reply

    crazy awesome.

  11. gmayster01 on & off ... 26 months ago | reply

    Simply awesome photo !

  12. passion4oldplaces 26 months ago | reply

    Oh they are so precious! Wonderful capture!

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    Excellent!

  13. picolojojo 26 months ago | reply

    colorvision
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  14. hjfklein 26 months ago | reply

    Stunning snapshot of this cute coupl. Very well done

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