Humor, Nature, Photography Silent Sunday: Flying License. And Other Fishy Stuff. July 12, 2015 Tiny 72 Comments Oh, there he is again. So handsome. His wings are so strong…and he’s looking at me… Mom, can I go out with him? No Sweetie, you’ve just fledged. You still need to get your flying license….. But I know how to fly, mom! You know I do! There he’s flying! I bet he’s a good fisherman… Mom, you’re such a relic…I’ll need to exercise my wings anyway! And he’s so cute…Pleeease! You promised ..WOW…he’s coming back with a fish… …and it’s a big one! Mom, look at him! Okay Sweetie, maybe you can go fly with him soon. But first you have to get your flying license. And show me you can fly safely without distractions. You just go take your bath now! Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPinterestPrintEmailLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
72 thoughts on “Silent Sunday: Flying License. And Other Fishy Stuff.”
That’s so cute Tiny, you are a great story teller, the images fit so well. It was so good to get these excellent tern shots. Thanks for sharing!
Happy you enjoyed their small discussion 🙂 The mother and the juvenile were completely focused on their interaction, and didn’t even notice this observer.
I don’t know….kids these days are so impatient! Lovely photo story.
She was impatient, indeed. And quite loud. Happy you liked their story.
Such a pesky kid … And very cute! Love the story Tiny!
Thanks Val! Such is life for a Tern mother…I hope I interpreted the discussion somewhat correctly 🙂
I wouldn’t be surprised if terns enjoy good stories too!
They look like they do!
Aw, they want to grow up so soon. LOL I loved the commentary as well as the pictures. ❤
Thanks Jackie! I wrote up what they said…happy you liked the photos and the transcript 🙂 ❤
Superb photos and very funny!!
Happy you enjoyed, Kathy!
Cuteness plus, nicely done.
Thanks! The little one was so cute, arguing with mom.
Oh that second pic is truly priceless. It would win contests! They are all great though~
Thanks Cindy for your kind words. The “round faced” baby was too adorable, walking around mom and arguing…
Love the opening shot. I know next to nothing about photography – did you use a zoom?
Yes, when I walk or jog I carry a camera with a zoom lens. The opening shot is focused on the tern’s head, and in post-processing I softened the rest little more. Thanks David.
It is so much fun telling stories about what you see. You have outdone yourself here, Tiny, with such a cute story with images that I would swear that is exactly what was going on. You are amazing!!! I have this huge smile on my face as I am writing this to you. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤
Thank you so much dear Amy! It was so easy to tell their story…I wrote it up right there when I heard them talk 😀 I smiled too when I followed this discussion and snapped a huge number of pictures. Much love, Tiny ❤
Such an adorable little baby bird! I enjoyed the story to go with your wonderful photos. 🙂
Thanks Sylvia! Sometimes we hear the story right there when we see the birds. I know you do too 🙂
Love this wonderful story, Tiny! She can’t Wait to to fly, and he indeed is impressive. 🙂
Thanks Amy! He was flexing his wings…and she was watching while arguing with mom. That was quite hilarious…the story told itself 🙂
Great capture. Wonderfully sharp exactly where it needs to be, and I love the feather detail.
Thank you Carolyn! Happy you liked it.
Wonderful dialogue, Tiny. I always wonder what all the squawking is about.
I wrote it all up as I heard it ~ it’s verbatim 🙂 Thanks Nancy!
Great series of shots ~ made better with your insightful comments and story. Moms, aren’t they the best 🙂
Yes, moms are the best, wise, caring and patient 🙂 Thanks Randall. Have a great week ~
They are adorable Tiny. Beautiful background. 🙂
They were right here on our beach. Glad you liked them, Karen 🙂
Love the look on the bird in that first capture – my 14 year old son seems to give me that look quite often of late, lol! 😉
Teenagers 🙂 But he never argues with mom like this…mine did at that age, lol
I wish! I wanted children that wouldn’t just “accept” what’s given to them; I want them to be able to speak up for themselves… I just didn’t mean for it to be happening at home… with me… 😦 lol
I guess they have to practice somewhere safe 😉
A very amusing story, you made me laugh. The pictures are excellent too.
Glad they made you laugh, Susan. They made me laugh too when I watched them.
Loved the story you told with these incredible pictures! Amazing shots!
Thanks Barbara! They were so amusing…the little one walked around mom and argued her case, mom was patient with short answers ~
I like this series. The photos are superb and the captions so ingenious!
Thanks Hien! The captions are verbatim as I heard it 😀
Oh wow! I’m so much loving these. 🙂
She’s quite something, isn’t she 🙂
Boy, Tiny, I sure hope she gets to take off with him one of these days! Great story.
Thanks! I hope so too. I think I saw her today…still with mama 🙂
Very creative dialogue and incredible photos, as usual! I especially liked the header shot — really wonderful!
Thanks Amy! The dialogue was easy after watching them 🙂 The header shot is a bit older that the others and is taken with the same camera that you have, HS50, zoomed out quite a it.
Wow, really?!! That gives me hope for myself then. 🙂
I got it soon after it came out to have as my hiking/walking/jogging camera as the lenses to our other Canon are too heavy for me to carry when I want to get some exercise. It’s an excellent camera, just takes some getting used to. You’re already doing great 🙂
Can you really tell the boys from the girls in this? They all look identical to me.
Not really for the terns as boys and girls look the same, but for many other birds (like ospreys etc.) the answer is yes, there are differences.
But only the terns know…and they’re not talking.
Oh, they’re talking 😀
oh, so lovely pictures!
I also appreciate that birds speak English, much easier to understand them 😉
Happy you liked their story. These birds are very easy to understand. Straight talk, no squawking 😉
Kids are the same no matter what the species! Lovely photos as always!
Yes they are! Happy you liked it!
The first photo made me burst out laughing! Ahh, kids! 😀
Yes, she was very insistent….and her other very patient 😀
Beautiful images with a good vignette.
Thanks Frank. Happy you liked this little story.
Stunning photos, and fun dialogue! Made me smile, thank you!
Glad it made you smile!
I am never disappointed when I get a chance to visit your blog sweet Tiny. I always find fantastic pictures of amazing birds. Your dialogue is always a perfect match to the pictures….you for sure are talented dear friend. Your posts always give me a “feel better” boost. Hope you are doing well. Hugs
I’m very happy to hear that you get a little “feel better” boost, Mags. It means a lot, thank you for telling me. Mother nature is a wonderful companion, always lifts us up. I am doing well, I hope your days are as good as possible too. Many hugs
LOVE to see the interaction of these two!
They were quite animated, particularly the little one 🙂