Blackcap, Sylvia atriciapilla
Here's my Blackcap,, yesterday. I haven't seen her at all, today. I think she was caught by an estate cat, although I cannot be sure, unless I see it happen. All I saw was her being chased by one of the cats here. It looked as if she had been injured already; so he might have caught her before that, with her escaping briefly.
Coal Tits, Parus ater.
One of my Robins, Erithacus rubecula
He/she looks more like a stalking cat than a bird, doesn't he?
female Blackbird, Turdus merula. Hiding under the Fatsia. A plant pot regularly used by the birds as an escape from bully birds in the planter. i put a little food out here as well is in the planter.
Blue Tit, Parus caeruleus
My Chaffinches, Fringilla coelebs, are visiting in relative low numbers; contrary to most years.
At the end of the day, around 5pm, I spotted one of the Collared Doves. It was in the planter, and because they are -super-wary- I didn't see number two when I took this picture. Two was to the left of my window and it was very much a surprise when he/she showed its face and came forward,, as I made the following picture.
Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
Number One (which had been feeding in the planter) flew to join its mate on the wall, It took a bit before they headed off.
But I did manage this little portrait of number One, while it was in the planter.
They then started walking towards the end of the wall.
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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