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!


The photos on this blog are all taken by me. If there is any picture you might want to use for any other than personal use, please drop me a line to the email address shown in the sidebar on the right.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

More juvenile Corvids

juvenile Hooded Crow, Corvus cornix
I am not sure how many yong Hoodies there are, but one has taken over the sentry post of the adults, when one will sit on top of the community hall next door inside the school playground. It was anxiously trembling the wings as soon as any adult flew past.

Fledgling Rook, Corvus frugilegus
I am not sure if there are more than 2 juvenile Rooks.

We have (at least) 3 Jackdaw, Corvus monedula youngsters.
I love their curiosity; they are so eager to discover the area around them; where they need to find any nook and cranny in which anything edible can be hidden.

And with Sea Bindweed crawling over and about the shelving on the wall, there are lots of those hiding places for any sort of Invertebrates.

Sweet, isn't it?
Note the light blue of the eyes. These will stay light blue for the 1st year; brown in year two, until they turn to that typical light grey of the adult Jackdaw.


  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed viewing the images of the juvenile Corvids. We do not get Hooded Crows here so that was nice. I do have a soft spot for Rooks so very much loved those images and the info. on the Jackdaws was interesting. Thanks for that.

  2. Thank you for stopping by, John. And for your lovely comments too.
    There will always be two Corvids missing of course. I'm not getting any Ravens, nor Jays down in my garden. Though a friend at the other side of the Sheep'shead peninsula did get a Raven into his garden this last winter. Which really shows how desperate it was! He lives on the Bantry Bay side, while we are on the Dunmanus Bay side.


Thank you for visiting Birding on Wheels; All comments left here, will be appreciated and I will answer as soon as possible to your comments.