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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Monday, November 22, 2010

A few tricky photos of House Sparrows, Passer domesticus

Female House Sparrow, Passer domesticusThese Sparrows kept flitting from branch to branch and tree to tree, and trying to keep up with them was hard.
Theyt are all female house Sparrows. The males were feeding elsewhere.

Female Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs

I am sorry they aren't much clearer, but they kept choosing the most hidden spots on the branches, with as many twigs in fronty as possible. Apart from this Chaffinch, which decided that posing was a good job. As did the female in the first picture.


  1. Hi Yoke,
    Knowing the way that house sparrows never seem to sit still you havn't done bad at all.

  2. Thanks Mike. On top of Sparrows moving constantly, my camera's focus is not working properly at the moment, so capturing the birds is not easy by any means!

  3. Nothing wrong with those photos Yoke! Have you had any Waxwings near you yet or don't you get them down your way?

  4. Waxwings?
    I wish.. No we are too far west. And I don't think they like the Gulfstream.

    I think I have to wait with seeing Waxwings again until we move back to the Netherlands. (mind you, I'd love to see one again.


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