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  • the sea.

  • Birds have been working round the clock to keep their chicks fed and to prepare them for the first big challenge of their lives.

  • If there to escape the winter, they'll have to leave the cliffs right away and get far out to sea.

  • But it's only been 20 days since they hatched, and their wings are still too weak for them to fly.

  • So far, their feet have never left the ground.

  • And there's only one way down to the safety of the sea.

  • 300 meters below.

  • Reluctantly chicks take a few nervous steps towards the edge.

  • Encouraged by a gentle nudge leaps into the unknown.

  • Dad follows right behind him, reassuringly calling to his chick.

  • I made it.

  • The landings may not be stylish, but at least they're on target.

the sea.

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