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, January 21, 2009

some of my last photos, compiled

The storm might have passed us, but after more hail, sleet, the temperatures were low enough to keep the flakes frozen in the planter and on any other horizontal surface. This is unusual in our warm corner of the island.

Anyway, as soon as the temperatures rose slightly, rain came our way once again.

My lens managed to peek in between the - still- wet window now and then to capture my little visitors, and I've already got quite a collection of Goldcrest pics. Even got one, out of focus Goldcrest in the Fennel. At least I got it in time, which is a start.

So I've included a few into this slide show, which is just for fun.

Or at least I thought it would be fun, but my, it made me sigh on a very regular basis, as it was not as easy as it made out to be.
Then again, might be better next time? Yeah right! As if.

Not that this one is perfect, far from it. some photos might be a bit off kilter also.

It's at the bottom of the blog.


  1. I enjoyed the pictures in the Smile Box, once I found it, lol. What's the black and white bird...black back, white face, breast and wing tips? Your wheels look quite capable of traveling over all sorts of terrain.

  2. Thanks, Crow.

    It was fun, thuogh brain wrecking experience.
    You meant the Pied Wagtail. One of a pair.

    My wheels are sturdy, but in gravel and grass I'm totally lost and stuck. (as happened recently quite a few times due to a slippery path after sleet, rain and generally damp weather.)

    It was the only place I was able to post it, lol. it did not show in a general post. my mistake.

  3. Ah, a pied wagtail. Never saw one before. Nice looking bird.
    Good heavens I can't imagine how difficult it would be in your wheels when there was sleet.

  4. Wuold be scary, alright! We have had sleet, and the weather has been one of the reasons why I have been mostly stuck at home, apart from the shop. And I do miss my regular trips to the bay. thank god my camera chose the winter to go in for a repair break! going out without it would be extra hard.


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