Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
These Swallows not only arrived recently, but I heard a (unknown) number of chicks scream "ME, ME" and "ME, ME!" upon the arrival of the parent to their nest nearby. around the corner from us.
Tese Swallows fly over and through (sometimes very low, later in summer, our garden to the fields behind our garden and at the school next to us.
The Starling too, have been very much evident lately. And although they converge in the Hawthorn behind us, they hardly enter the garden to feed. Are they perhaps 'afraid' of competition with the Rooks, Jackdaws and Hooded Crows, and prefer a more quieter garden with birds of their own size? It is the only reason I can come up with.
Starling, Stumus vulgaris
Sorry if I not post that much here. Summer is spend more on Wildlife on Wheels, where the Wild Flower and Moth/Insect season has started recently.
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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