It's a long way down, kid

It’s a long way down, kid, originally uploaded by Shiny Things.

Baby wagtails, nesting in an olive tree at Milawa. (Here’s the full-size version, if you want a close-up view of the little tweeters.)

The nestlings only stay in the nest for about two weeks; after that, they get unceremoniously punted out - at which point they head off to university and discover beer.