Apart from house Sparrow Fluffers, we've got a few other youngsters as well. These two species are my current favourite. (And the Willow Warblers of course.) And although I do have a couple of love Sparrow fluffs, I've got no time to look for them at the moment.
JJ has already learned that a new generation will be the new star. I'm not saying he/she has accepted the younger one. In fact JJ has started to become a wee bit annoying when she/he gobbles up almost all available food in the planter. Until now it was a club of 4 youth from last year, which were OK with each other. These days, however, it is fights all the time between these four juvenile Jackdaws from last summer.
1-year-old Jackdaw. Corvus monedula.
This little Robin is trying to look big- you got an adult's suit on, only thing is, you still got your yellow gape! So, if you do not look like the adult you're trying to portray, you might as well beg for food! A free meal is always handy.
Juvenile Robin, Erithacus rubecula
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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