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 2, 2010

Young Starlings. plus a few other gardenbirds.

Last Friday, I had hoped on catching a glimpse of the local Dog Fox or the Vixen at Rehabcare, as I waited early morning at the compost heap down at Rehabcare in Bantry. It was a little too early perhaps, as it was only six in the morning, but I had been up since 5am, and in the hours of the morning, I loved watching how this garden came to life.
Reinhart didn't show this day, perhaps he was hunting for a meal to feed his cubs? (if there any).
At around 8am a lot of commotion accompanied a large flock of Starling, which included a number of juveniles. They were still quite young with a bit of their fluff still remaining. Not at all like the juvenile Starlings I've had in my garden in 2009.

Young Starling, Stimus vulgaris

It was obvious that the little one was hungry, as it kept doing its wing flick all the time. (Making it harder to kept some prper pictures too. )

juvenile Starling

few birds of the mixed flock of adult and youngsters Starlings.

This Starling I caught in September 2009.

I caught this female Blackbird while I was taking macro images of Grasses and Dock, but a (relatively)quick removal of the close-up lens mant I was just able to catch this beautiful lady and her fat catch. For a hungry chick perhaps?

Blackbird, Turdus merula.
Taken on in the same garden in Bantry.

female Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs

Having been away for 4 days, mama Chaffinch was eager to show me her lovely offspring:
juvenile Chaffinch.

Rook, Corvus frugilega
Sitting out in the garden, I was waiting for this Rook to go and preen itself. (and thus get a few good shots. No luck)

Magpie, Pica pica.
Out in Bantry.

Great Tit, Parus major.
In my garden.

Blue Tit, Parus caeruleus
On the 'birdtable in the planter in my garden.

I must say that the Jackdaw are taking long. I'm looking forward to their chicks! They are breeding in the school's chimney(s) next door.. I'm sorry, I just love young Jacks!


  1. I've been trying to take decent bird pics, but it's just too hard...but you've managed to get SO MANY WONDERFUL ones! WOW!!! :-D :-D :-D

  2. Thank you for stopping by, Amel.

    Bird photos reqire patience and yet much more patience.

    6 of those pictures were taking through my (double glazing) kitchen window.

    And a large proportion ends up in the bin, don't worry.


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