Saturday, May 31, 2008

Chicks.


These moorchicks were the smallest ones I've seen yet. We watched the whole family slipping over the water toward our restaurant's terrace; we watched the mother urge all four babies under her body. For the rest of the time we sat there in the evening cool, eating our pizzas, she shifted only as much as one would shift were one warming four tiny and possibly squirmy bodies under one's own.

2 Comments:

Blogger four inches of ego said...

I want a moorchick!!!

8:06 AM, June 01, 2008  
Blogger Dr. S said...

Yes--I love their little baldspots. I was trying to figure out whether those are actually their brains poking out. I haven't seen them this young before--they can't be more than a few days old.

6:27 PM, June 01, 2008  

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