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Day 17: From Gliding to Flying | by olivcris
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Day 17: From Gliding to Flying

Day 17: Today, as every other day, Dominique the hummingbird was anxious to go to the garden. I took him out and he made a few attempts at flight that in the vast majority of cases resembled more gliding than flying.

 

After a couple of hours Dominique's mom showed up with food, needless to say this uplifted him. When his mom was ready to go Dominique made a significant effort at flying after her and succeeded in moving roughly 6 metres.

 

Despite no physical change from when he made his morning attempts Dominique has become, since the visit of his mother, a much more skilled flyer. He does not yet have the ability to fly away, but it is interesting to see the power of mom's motivation and Dominique's own self-confidence at work.

 

For more photos and information on Dominique, the hummingbird: www.flickr.com/photos/olivcris/sets/72157622107879599/

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Taken on September 9, 2009