POTD: Fledgling Confusion

Fledgling Confusion
Bozeman, Montana

These two fledgling magpies seem to be struggling a bit with the transition from being fed to fending for themselves. They’re so used to another bird just sticking food in their beaks for them I can imagine it’s quite a shock to suddenly not have that happen anymore and how that might spawn some frustrated acting out of previously very familiar moves. Or maybe that’s not what’s going on at all. My inherent tendency to anthropomorphize may be biasing my interpretation the scene.

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