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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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Settling into Autumn's rhythm

JJ is becoming more beautiful by the day. I’ve tried to get pictures of his gorgeous moulting breast, dappled grey, brown and loose downy feathers. And although he did pose for another series, he was only allowing me photos of his breast whenever the Sun’s reflections where catching the lens.
The other birds are settling into their autumn routine again, the Coal Tits are flying to and fro every few seconds almost, and apart from fattening up now, filling their larder too. I’ve always wondered where it hides the food.
The Blue Tit has been feeding regularly too. Only thing is where is its mate? The Sparrows are doing fine it seems, the scare of last week seems to have abated again and we are just continuing the daily routine of sterilizing the food trays each mornings. I have not spotted the bird with the scabs on its face since last Thursday and I am still on the lookout, just to see if it had made progress or if any other birds have been infected. Sofar I have not spotted any other infected birds. Of course this does not mean anything yet.
Neither have I heard anything from BirdwatchIreland, whom I had sent photos of the infected Sparrow.

I had promised a few more pictures of JJ for his fans, and another Jackdaw has been added too.

Some pictures of today and yesterday
Chaffinch, male

Blue Tit
House Sparrows

J.J. at his best:


  1. The Chaffinch male is beautiful. Of course he can't out shine our JJ, lol. What a guy. Loved the pictures.

  2. thanks, Crow. Yes, JJ. knows how to charm the ladies! Got a Hooded Crow for you, later on. Working on the pictures, taken yesterday.


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