Despite the rain, I did get some good news. Apparently a colony of Bats live in the loft of the local Garda Station here in the village and I;ve been told that at any day around dusk, I can come with my Lumix to try and photograph them as they come out from under the roof, to feed.
I will go a couple of times, I think, as it is going to be very hard to get a reasonable shot of them. They are so incredibly fast!
At least there is a path around the building which I can not only ride over but also stand on without being scared of being stuck after a few hours.
At home I've had a few openings to get a shot of my birds.
The House Sparrow colony has increased to 18, a very good sight, as last winter I was shouting for joy by every Sparrow I saw coming into the garden and on the estate/road.
LEAVE YOUNG BIRDS BE!!
Please, do not hamper a young bird's life by picking it up, and taking it home with you. It is calling its parents to help them in locating it.
After fledgling from the nest, the parent birds will keep feeding it, and look out for it, until it will be able to look after itself.
And the reason you cannot see a parent is because of your own proxomity to the young bird. And while you are ebating if or not you should take the bird home, you keep the parent from giving it well needed nutrition in the form of a meal!
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