This morning I thought for a second that I was watching Swallows in the air, as I sat waiting in front of the shop, for the owner of a very blue car to show up and remove it so that I can get off the little ramp and on my way home. The wind had about 15 Rooks and Jackdaws float on the wing and among of the Gulls, mimicking the Corvids in style of flight or float, where what I really thought were Swallows. But of course they weren't.
It is very quiet in the garden, this year much more so than in previous years. Not that my food is lasting long though. I still got a large amount of Rooks and Jackdaws daily gobbling up the seeds. I haven't any peanut cake on the planter at the moment, simply because I didn't have all the ingredients in the house. And it seems that one particular guest is not very satisfied that it is not here. Still, a good search might show it eventually?
In these few pictures on the top you can really see the brown wing feathers which JJ still has as a bird in his first spring. It seems very hard to get these colours right.
A tree which grows near the council estate's entrance, is host to Starlings once again. They will regroup here after winter, and start courting, before spreading out in pairs to breed. The tree is across the little road to the little PC hardware factory. The tiny factory stands behind our house, down the slope.
I count myself really lucky in a way, that these Starling are not interested in the food supplied here somehow. Once did I spot eight of them wander into the front garden, and they often sit in the lower branches of the Hawthorn behind the wall, but somehow they don't follow the others into the gaden. Lucky me.
Here's a few of those which are still calling in:
Robin, I am really looking forward to Robin juvies again. Their ruddy colours are simply beautiful.
The Sparrows are taking stock of the available food again in their territory. Suddenly they are coming more often again, and with them too, I can hardly wait for the result in a couple of months time.
Here are some other pictures for those Corvid lovers.
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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