Journey of birds from the time they hatch to when they take their first flight.
Upon hatching, most birds are blind, featherless, and completely dependent on their parents.
Birds rapidly grow during the nestling phase, sprouting feathers and gaining strength.
Pin feathers start emerging, which gradually unfurl into proper flight and body feathers.
After growing significant feathers, birds enter the fledgling phase and soon leave the nest.
The duration a bird spends in the nest varies by species. For some, it's a few weeks, for others, several months.
Birds like songbirds are born helpless and require longer care, staying in nests for weeks.
Birds like ducks are more developed when hatched and leave nests within a day or two.
After leaving the nest, young birds spend days to weeks mastering the art of flying.
Even after leaving the nest, many birds stay close, relying on parents for food and protection.
Eventually, young birds gain full independence, embarking on migrations or establishing their territories.