Just before Easter I spotted this Jackdaw which had come with what looked like feather-loss like a Robin which lost all its head feathers in the winter of 2007/2008.. Then I spotted the one red eye, something which I had not seen before. Does this bird carry an infection of some sorts? The skull looks very dry and crusted too.
With Elly's passing from this material world, other things needed my attention yet the Jackdaw stayed in my mind, also because it kept returning until the 12th this month.
Jackdaw, Corvus monedula
Being pecked by the Rooks this boy (or girl) had really difficulty in feeding peacefully. . So I started shooing off the Rooks with water in the plantsprayer. I hoped to create a quiet area for the Jackdaw. However I might have created the opposite.
Did my sprayer (which I use through the window) scare the poor thing?
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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