although I reported that I was worried about my Goldcrest, the other day, and that I was afraid for its safety, I saw not one but two a few days ago.
I was just surprised how, after having found a regular supply of food,it had stayed away over these cold days, because it has such a tiny body and so needs all the energy and fats it can find. I do realise that because of this they are very much prone to danger too and that I should not be surprised when one of the two turns up missing. Won't be easy to accept, but nevertheless.
Anyway, with increasing temperatures it might get easier for all my residents, whatever the specie.
My male Blackbird, suddenly I have three Blackbirds again, after not seeing one since March.
One of my dear Coal Tits, Great Tits and Blue Tits.;
This is a female Bullfinch which I spotted the other day, when she was stuck on the garden wall, like many birds when they are feeding on grit, to help their stomach digest the food, I believe. (would it not make more sense for us to smash up small stones and dish this up for them on the bird table?)
It was pouring outside, hence the poor picture cause taking one was greatly hindered by the rained on windows. Other birds take up this position to search for insects, like the Wren and Great Tit might do sometimes. It is a first for me to see a heavy bird like a Bullfinch on the wall like this. Then again, Finches need their minerals too, I guess?
Male Chaffinch; One of which, is coming into its breeding plumage, but it was too quick for my camera; guess it spotted one of the ladies nearby. Yet again, this one did want the spotlight, it seems.
Another photo of J.J.
plus another silhouette, this time of the male blackbird. i love the line of this bird.
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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