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, March 22, 2010

Foraging for live food

Blue Tit, Parus caeruleus.

I noticed that I have seen a lot of empty snail shells recently. This is due to the severe weather we've had this winter. how? We saw a lot of Trushes, Blackbirds, and Song Thrushes. All loving seeing these slimy creatures as a highly priced delicacy. So it would be lovely to keep those Trushes, right? Not so easy though. There are many more gardens with lawns about me, and usually birds like these would feed on worms in lawns. Cocking their head when listening for any movement below the grass.

Also, I spotted that at least one of my Blue Tits has started foraging for live food in the undergrowth, and on the ground of the garden. It could mean that it is one of a breeding pair, or it just wanted somethiong different than what I provide it with.

As usual it is also searching for the food scattered among the Fennel's stalks. And hiding from me in the meantime. Or would it be camera shy?

Great Tit, Parus major

One of my little Coal Tits, Parus ater

One of the snail-eating Trushes: the female Blackbird, Turdus merula

Pied Wagtail, Motacilla alba

I believe this is a male with the full neck & chin bib.

One of the two Collared Doves, Streptopelia decaocto,


  1. It is lovely time to be in your garden Yoke.

  2. Thank you, Bob.

    The birds are usually very obliging here, although they do have their squabbles now and then of course.


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