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 12, 2009

Wrens and Robins

With days getting shorter again, and with the Moon taking over from the Sun as to can claim possession of the Northern Hemispere for the next 6 months, nature is preparing for winter and next spring. Around us we see plants produce seeds for Birds, Insects and other creatures (and the wind, of course) to feed on and disperse again, in a way of procreation.

Ferns and Fungi do this via spores at the underside of their frond or underneath the cap of the Fungi, which is the flower of the Fungi growing out of our sight.

No spores yet... be patient
As spring, breeding and the moulting has been dealt and done with, preparations are being made for winter. And in my garden, I have noticed this with the arrival of the Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes and the Robin,Ericathacus rubecula
Erithacus rubecula

Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes
Looking around....
preparing for Take Off..
Checking out the local Deli..

Robin, Ericathacus rubecula
I'm Boss here

What you looking at?
Do you ever listen?

Also, Birds like Chaffinches are a sure sign of autumn and winter. Others, like House Sparrows, Jackdaws, Rooks and Pied Wagtails, are still here, and will stay all winter. Some will see others of their species arrive this month, when migrant birds from the continent join our troops.

Pied Wagtail, Motacilla alba

Jackdaw, Corvus monedula

And although this bird lives right behind us in the Hawthorn, the Starling let themself hear, but not seen in the garden.
Starling, Stumus vulgaris


  1. Great character shots of the birds in this and your last post, and I like the compositions for your fern and fungi.
    Looking at the moon, I wonder what NASA will discover as a result of crashing a spaceship into it? Looking for ice I think - does appear chilly up there...

  2. Thank you, Rob for your lovely comment. I like to take pictures from a different angle, and will put the lens underneath the subject so that we get to see the underside.

    The Fern was only 17cm high, growing on the stonework of the bridge. The Ivy leaf behind the Fern prevented me to create an even background for the Fern picture. I tried all angles but wanted to keep the 'dusty' background which was the river.
    (also I wanted to catch the spores on the underside of the Fern leaf.

    NASA is not listening to us, people, and will continue with launching rockets full of money and carbon emissions. You'll need a large freezer aboard though.


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