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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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Yellow browed Chaffinch

Chaffinches, are among those birds which, in autumn, migrate to the Ireland and the UK where they join resident Chaffinches. The males and females travel in different groups, and this is also where the bird got its scientific name; (Fringilla) coelebs, meaning bachelor.
Around the country we see the numbers of Chaffinches, Starlings, increase. And I became suddenly aware of this little lady with very bright yellow eyebrows.

(esp. Female) Chaffinches are my favourite bird in the garden; they can be so expressive and so sweet.
To others she might be just another LBJ, but to me she is a real character and special little bird.

Robin, Erithacus rubecula:
(resident Robins are also joined by migrants from NW Europe, as are our Blackbirds, among others)

Great Tit, Parus major

Jackdaw, Corvus monedula

This visitor is one of those nervously flitting caller, who usually spends its time underneath the wooden structures and it is not often that I see it. This time it was in competition with my Blue Tit, which is still at its habit of taking bits of wood out of the shelf and my planter. It was not only difficult to get a picture because it was so quick, but the window was soaking wet also! Aw well, next time better. Sorry for the poor quality.

My Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes,

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