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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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

JJ, aka Junior Jackdaw: A new name for the Star

OK, Junior has obliged to some photos to help him rise to stardom.
Mind you, there was one condition; We will be hosting images of JJ, our Jackdaw, not of Junior our juvenile Jackdaw..
Actually I found to have quite a lot and will share them over a couple of days. Trouble is, as I was sorting those pictures, who did arrive and knocked onto the edge of the planter, calling me to attention? Yep.
I’ll be glad to have these posted as there is a few other issues which need their own space.

A few of the other birds asked for a little space too, if you don’t mind.

One of the Coal TitsPart of the House Sparrow Gang; including a few of the juveniles. We still get very new ones, fledged this or last week probably. The colony has done extremely well this summer, against the odds of having lost most of the Gang's adults to the disease, Trichomoniasis, last autumn and winter.On of the Great Tits (male);And yes, here are the photos of the one you were all waiting for! With at least 4 Jackdaw Juveniles, I'm surprised at how easy it is to recognise this JJ. He/she is very special and at arrival, he will start to listen to the window or the door and to my voice. He's so sweet. And sorry, that's it, folks!


  1. Sounds as though JJ is getting quite familiar with you Yoke.

    Lovely picture of the Coat Tit in particular - lovely little birds!

  2. I'm crazy about the Coal Tits, too; since getting a camera they have posed a challenge to try and make good photos of these little fast flighted feeders.

    I'm still shooing JJ off the planter once he has been feeding 'long enough' and needs to leave food for the others.
    I don't want him too familiar with humans either and he is still wary and nervous in that typical Crow manner.

  3. coal tit is really good

  4. Awww, they are stars indeed. Great pictures.

  5. Thanks, guys.

    will do another JJ special sometime soon.


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