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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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Juvenile Song Thrush

Song Thrush, Turdus philomelos

As I arrived in the garden at Rehabcare, i spotted a bird hopping about at the raised planters. At first I guessed it to be a young Blackbird due to the mottled rusty colour on its back, and because it was too small to be a juvenile Robin, the only other bird whose young would have a similar plumage. Besides, there are lots of Blackbirds (and Robins) about the garden.

It was foraging below the hedge, and as I started taking photos, it turned and showed its breast; showing its true identity immediately> it was a young Song Thrush. And indeed, one (or more) Song Thrush has often been calling or singing whenever I would be outside, taking pictures of whatever I saw or fuond about me.

I love this picture; that typical and innocent look of the young birds.

House Sparrow fledgling. Dad just vanished out of the picture.
It kept fluttering its wings, out of the picture or not. Dad, I want food!

Dunnock, Prunella modularis
I'm hoping I'll get tos ee young Dunnocks some time, this summer.

Magpie, Pica pica

Magpie, Pica pica
brothers in black

There are 3 Magpies now, but 2 of them always stay together.

Jackdaw, Corvus monedula
juvenile in its 1st summer.

I'm told that a Treecreeper has been spoptted in this garden. I haven't seen it yet. I'm afraid that it will be in a tree situated off the path, and out of reach. The story of my life!


  1. A nice selection of garden birds Yoke.

  2. lovely photo of the juv song thrush, they are very cute the little chicks aren't they.
    The first pic of your magpies looks like its one magpie in front of a mirror!

  3. Thanks, Bob, and Siobhan.

    I see what you mean about the mirror.


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