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 1, 2010

My garden visitors today.

Robin, Erithacus rubecula

Blue Tit, Parus caeruleus
My Blue Tit was searching for minerals again on the wall.
My Chafflady didn't really want to pose and hit from the camera.

Coal Tit, Parus ater.

My two Collared Doves, Streptopelia decaocto, have become one. The one Dove has come on his/her own lately, cooing loudly from the fence, I fear the worst. And this pair being the first and only Doves of any kind which I saw around the village in 27 years, it doesn't bear well for a new mate. The only other specie I have seen in Bantry was a Wood Pigeon, Columba palumbus, in the garden of Rehabcare.
Blending into the background

Female Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs

Female Blackbird, Turdus merula

My Song Thrush, Turdus pholomelos. Had 2 of these yesterday and today. A sign of cold weather!

It wasn't easy to get hold of one of my Great Tits, Parus major, but eventually it worked.

Dunnock, Prunella modularis

This Blackbird male, Turdus merula, is caled a 1st winter bird. Born last summer, he still bears the brown edges on his wings.

As is the case with this Jackdaw, Corvus monedula. again, note the brown feathers in its wings.

Rook, Corvus frugeliga

Pied Wagtail, Motacilla alba


  1. Gorgeous pictures! I think we saw a dove today at the National Bison Range. At first we thought we were hearing an owl, but when we finally spotted the source, it looked like a dove. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  2. Shame for the Collared Doves. Love the Rook.

  3. Fingers croosed the other dove will just turn up and suprise you Yoke!!
    Be a huge shame if it's died or flown elsewhere.


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