I've been rather busy lately and have spent not that much time behind the camera. This is highly unusual for me with the camera living at my arm in the window at my kitchen window and the bird table at the other side so to speak. JJ, his siblings or cousins, and the Rooks are darkening the sky regularly when they all come out to feed on the playground beside us, and on my peanut cake.
I went through some old photos this evening, of the young ones this summer, and had planned to go out to the bay during the afternoon, but after a quick dive to the village for some white wine, milk, and the papers, I was frozen already. So perhaps tomorrow, although I doubt it very much already. Besides, the pain is not looking forward to that anyway. We'll see. you see, I hate it that my early morning trips are off the card these days. Although I am very careful on the road in rain and with frost (not that I get much experience with the latter phenomenon here in the "tropics of Eire, I am afraid for the possible carelessness of other road users. Even in the early morning.
Anyway, enjoy the pictures.
I love the details in these pictures of the Rooks. And what I like about black and grey birds, regarding photography.
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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