The link to this blog at Birdwatch Ireland's page is clearly working and thus, a great thank you to Niall Hatch at Birdwatch.
Some Corvid photos for Border; even the Rooks and Jacks have diminished in numbers.
This Rook was not happy with the way things were going, apparently, and I love the way they spread their wings when calling out at simultaneously. To get good detail of them is something I am trying to catch every time, and this time at least some underwing is good visible.
As you can see, JJ is looking as smart as ever and his/her black cap is standing out more and more. It is funny that, with the windows closed these days, he keeps looking at it and is probably waiting for the usual greeting before breakfast/lunch, tea, dinner and supper. However, when out on the estate or in the village, I often call out to (what could be, but with many around it is hard to tell) him, and, or talking to him, and I have no doubt that the locals think I am loony.
Just a few birds out in the garden, 2 days ago. These, and their many mates, keep coming, whatever the wind is doing.
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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