November 3rd, six juveniles and two parents resting along the pond.
A few moments later, one parent and one juvenile perched on the corral panel that leads down into the pond.
That's right, we finally have flight! I had witnessed that youngster earlier that morning circling overhead with both parents while another juvenile flew a short distance along the pond shore, trying to get the hang of his wings. I knew it wouldn't be long for the other juveniles to follow suit.
This would make them 50 days old from the time I first saw them as tiny hatchlings (September 14th) to attaining flight (November 3rd).
I know some of you have been anxiously awaiting this post, so without further ado, I give you flight...
Not a good shot as the camera was not set for action, but, rather befitting a wobbly whistler juvie, I think. :)