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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Monday, October 5, 2009

Bird seeds; will they be ready before winter?

The late (and only) summer we've had during two or three weeks in September, have resulted in the germination of a few of the seeds which I feed my Birds. After the House Sparrows became very happy about Oats seed germinating and producing seed, last summer, I scattered some of the birdseed around the Fennel (not sure which one of the mixed seed being the seed of Oats) and just hoping that the same would happen this summer. Some seds germinated and grew up a little, but not really to fruiting stage. Perhaps also because our summer was being rained away.
This one was growing out of my planter on the side, but I think it has collapsed by now.

This one however does still look promising, were it not for the fact that we have shortage of daylight hours & warmth at the moment. It has only just started flowering, a lovely dainty violet flower, which at one (have 3 similar stalks) was being blown away immediately!

Red Clover, is still in flower, about the village and in my garden.
Red Clover, Trifolium pratense

Rook, Corvus frugilegus

House Sparrows, Passer domesticus

Pied Wagtail, Motacilla alba

Blue Tit, Parus caeruleus

male Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs

Dunnock, Prunella modularis


  1. A lovely set of portraits of your garden visitors, especially the Dunnock. They seem so difficult to catch out in the open.

  2. Thank you, John.

    Yes, Dunnocks are not the easiest to photograph, like Wrens, Coal Tits and Goldcrests, they have been testing my nerves regularly.

    Then again, I love the challenge of getting decent pictures of them.

  3. love the Rook pic and the fluffed up spadger

  4. Thanks, Pete.

    I had to post that Sparrow picture. It was so cute. Then again, it was indeed a lot colder! Although it is mostly the winds they fluff up against down here.


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