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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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cosy Jackdaws

Jackdaws, Corvus monedula

Jackdaws have been nesting in the chimneys of the school, next to us, for many years. A high squeak, the other day, startled me, as I was certain it had come from our own chimney. Our chimney used to be out of bounds for the birds, as the Cork county council installed OFCH in our house in the summer of 2008. I had already heard stuff falling down from the chimney in the last week or so, but with many of the Rooks, Jackdaws and the Hooded Crows using the roof & chimney for the opening of snails, it is impossible to say what it was. However it did sound like coming from inside the egg. For the moment we think that there is no nest inside, but we'll see. Mind you, my planter/birdtable will still be host to a number of Jackdaw fledglings, with or without a chimney nest here or not.
Hooded Crows, Corvus cornix

1st winter Rook, Corvus frugilegus

House Sparrow, Passer domesticus


  1. The jackdaws have cute expressions on their faces. Nice photos.

  2. I know what you mean; I always smile when watching them, they can be very comical.

  3. Cool pics of the Rook and Jackdaw Yoke!


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