He took a little rest and then just let go, dropped into the clearing and took off back home to tell his folks of his daring first flight. I'm sure, like any kid on his first time out alone, he'll tell them how great and impressive he was.
Free at last! He's running home to safety...being chased by a Tree Swallow. Who's the brave boy?
This is the proper way to perch in a tree. He was at Sandy Ridge Reservation earlier this year.
This little guy was at Clague Road Park, a small city park just down the road from us. Taken in 2004 with my first digital camera and a very low quality zoom lens. Ya gotta start somewhere.