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, October 24, 2010

Just a few garden birds..

Hooded Crows, Corvus cornix The Irish Grey Crow against a very grey sky!

I spent a lovely few days in respite again, and at halloween Francis and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary with a weekend in Bantry. (Lack of accessible Transport, and my chronic pains during transport means that we are very much restricted to Bantry)

These Chaffs were singing loudly, outside my door, when I was in respite.
male Chaffinch, in a garden in Bantry.

And the female..

As was the Robin, Erathicus rubecula
the Great Tit, Parus major

Then returning home, more Chaffinches catch my eye.

Pied Wagtail, Motacilla alba
Immature bird I think, there is still bits of yellow around the head.
You can see this better in this photo of the Wagger

Jackdaw, Corvus monedula
Behind the bird and the fence, you can still see the red haws in the Hawthorn behind us.

Yesterday when I went out into the garden for a break, the sky was very grey, but a rainbow tried livening it up visually, while these two Corvids made a similar attempt, albeit vocally.

Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
One of the Doves has been checking out the garden again, after they have been out in the fields to breed. I was happy to see him/her back, but I was not allowed a picture. So


  1. The hooded crow is one of my bogey birds. We don't get the in Sussex.

  2. Hi Mike.
    The Hoodies are one of my favourite Birds. We do not se the Black, Carrion Crow here at all. (althoigh most Irish still call the Rook the Carrion or Black Crow.

  3. I love Bantry area - especially Glengarriff! Have to agree that Hooded Crows are brilliant - I think Jackdaws & Rooks would be my fave tho :)

  4. Thanks, girls.

    Sharon, Glengarriff (nature reserve) is gorgeous, althuogh very inaccessible for my wheels.
    But that is the beauty of ancient woodlands.


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