巣立ち Fledged


葛藤がありました。I was torn between two ideas.

こんなに小さいんだから、まだだよね。It can’t be yet, because they are still so little.

でも、もう、飛べるのかな。But they could fly soon.

2-3日前まで、こんな風にみんなで朝の散歩をしてたのに。It was their daily routine to have a walk like this together till a few days ago.

別れは突然です。最後まで残っていたズアカカンムリウズラのヒナはお父さんと一緒に塀に飛び乗り、巣立っていってしまいました。But the departure came suddenly. The last Gambel’s quail chick went up the fence together with his dad and fledged.

裏庭が急に静かになりました。Our backyard suddenly became so quiet.

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