This Song Thrush, Turdus philomelos dropped out of this tree very sudden, unaware of the clicking shutter, just a few metres off.
The only thing it was interested in, were these lovely, juicy Haws. Eire and the UK are seeing a bumper crop of autumn berries. This is great news for our birds. If we are getting a cold winter again, many of our birds, plus the many migrant birds too, are going to rely on these. Blackbirds, and other Thrushes, like this Song Thrush.
It was obvious that grabbing fruit was the main objective here.
A little digestion needed..
This is a real good berry..
And then I was spotted!
Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
It was trying to cope with the colder temperatures, I think, and sat really huddled right above me.
I only spotted it as I turned away from the road and coming parallel with the road where I'd just been.
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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