Juvenile Starling, Stumus vulgaris
I love the Starling in its immature plumage; it looks very much like a frayed piece of carpet or coat. Something cosy, and which might remind you of your grandmother.
My messy garden is the perfect feeding ground for the Starling. They don't care that the birdtable has collapsed; they never invaded my garden; there is enough natural food avaiilable elsewhere.
Great Tit, Parus major
Female Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs
Rook, Corvus frugilegus
LEAVE YOUNG BIRDS BE!!
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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