stick the landing

The leap into the open space surrounding the nest is one step.
The next is to safely stick a landing.
This female osprey fledgling seemed as intent on watching my friends and I
as she was in making sure her feet were going to meet the branch at the right angle.
And, yes, she made a great landing!

WALK9138 08-28-16 @ 09-47-03 Ebenezer osprey fledgling