Although 2009 looked promising on the first day in January with frequent visits of the little Goldcrest, I have not seen it since, and I fear the worst.
i've been sprinkling these little green Get Off My Garden crystals lately, after I'd spotted a grey feline around the garden. These crystals do seem to disappear on me though, and I've had to reapply them on a regular basis. I knew beforehand that you'd need to possibly reapply after showers, but even the calm weather seems to suck them up into the overhanging cloud which had shielded us from the Sun for so long it seems.
The next day, I wasn't around really; I was fast asleep trying to catch up on some shut-eye. Did not make me feel much better really, as I ended up with a very bad cold. And of course just as the weather is nice and calm, albeit still overcast.
The garden is very quiet, just the Coal Tits, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Pied Wagtail and Dunnock, together with a number of Jackdaws, Rooks and JJ.
Perhaps the birds are feeling the gloomy mood which is hanging around me, too?
Still, I wish you all a happy 2009.
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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