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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Sunday, June 20, 2010

The dining table etiiquette of the House Sparrow Fluffer.

House Sparrow, Passer domesticus

While I was tryting to capture the Swallow fledglings being fed by a parent, this youngster caught my attention. Its father had left it inside a bit of shrub along the edge of the garden. With the way levels/inclines, slopes and descends work in this part of the 'woods', the garden's edge turns out to be at control panel and armrest height in my world.

Getting into position..

I have no idea of what this action means.

Trying out the typical wink of the showbiz world.

Dad is arriving! Wings out, and perform that fluttering which always get the parent into feeding (and/or mating if it is the female of the couple, this time of year) mode

And open up that pointy thing, sitting up front of my face somewhere.


  1. Ohhhh...mesmerizing pictures...simply gorgeous!!! :-D :-D :-D THANKS for sharing!

  2. Thank you, Amel. Are you enjoying the Finnish summer?

  3. I have been sitting at home over the last couple of weeks watching the House Sparrows with their young same as yourself Yoke. Great to watch and you capture it all very well. I'm sure thousands of others are doing the same all over.

  4. Thanks,John, I think we all love Sparrows, don't we?
    They are such characters. And indeed, watching them grow up and those yellow gapes is great fun.


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