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, November 26, 2008

Clouds and Waders at the bay

It was bright mostly across the bay today while clouds were hiding several hills and mountains,, and two species of Gull were enjoying themselves in the air, one near the pier (no fish or leftovers on board) with the other around the 'corner of a headland'
I hope that perhaps Andrew or Pete can ID my Gulls. At first I thought they were Terns, as I thought I'd spotted a black cap, but the season is a bit off for this, I guess.

An Oystercatcher, Redshanks and what I think was a Whimbrel, were busy foraging before the tide would coming in.

Is this the remnant of a bag of coal? those white 'threads look vaguely familiar, .

This Rook took up a nice position when it was half thinking of jumping down to the planter(birdtable) and was also watching a few Coal Tits.

This Rose is for Tricia who enjoys-November- Roses so much! It was growing at the Rectory in the hedgerow. I think that as a garden escapee it has mingled with the Holly and Brambles in the Hedgerow and is by now quite wild too


  1. the extreme right right one is a Black HEaded Gull you can see the spot next to the eye

  2. Beautiful roses. I do like that Rook. A charmer I'd say, lol.


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