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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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Meet the parents....

of this demanding House Sparrow Fluffer!

Here's Dad, trying to get some food in, himself.

and here's mum, trying if she can hear anything else than those demanding

Cries of her offspring.

I know this picture is mostly out of focus, but that is what I like about it: a fledgling is all movement at this stage. Fluttering of the wings and the screaming for more food.
Also, this photo shows why I call them Fluffer.


  1. The House Sparrows are lovely, but they are a bit noisy. Good photographs.

  2. They are very noisy, Bob. Yet I really love my colony of House Sparrows.
    The colony suffered Trichomoniasis in the winter of 2007/2008, but eventually they recovered but with many losses.
    So I feel very close to these birds.

    I have new pictures of the youngster; will post tomorrow.

  3. I agree with you, the blurred pic of the HS chick is very cool. I saw yesterday some HS have made a nest in a hole of a pub in Temple Bar in the middle of the city. I love House Sparrows, probably because like you I've got a flock of them at the bottom of the garden. Great yours survived that disease.


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