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, March 13, 2011

my white capped house Sparrow, Passer domesticus.

The other day, I spotted this little House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, whose head seemed very strange

There are no white flowers in flower in this area; so it is not pollen. (my Blue Tits will often show up with heads in summer, covered in pollen. )
Any ideas?

Starling, Stumus vulgaris

The starlings have now discovered the fatball feeder at the front of the house, which is used as battleground between the male Sparrows and the Chaffinches like to play their part in it also.

male Blackcap, Sylvia atriciapilla

Greenfinch, Chloris chloris

A rare moment of a territorial Sparrow sharing with, surprises this little Coal Tit, Parus ater

Trying to find that tastiest nut? Great Tit, Parus major.

male Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs.
Each day, I get about 20 Chaffinches feeding here.

Blackheaded Gull, Larus ridibundus.
Ready to pounce & dive...

or perhaps not.

And across the estury, Curlew, Numenius arquata

Little Egret, Egretta gazetta

I had not been out onto the road since December, due to the ice, and snow at first and then because of Francis being ill. So it was great to visit my local patch again.


  1. You have a nice blog! I would love to follow up:)

    Kah Wai

  2. Thank you for visiting Birding on Wheels, Kah Wai Lin.
    I'll check out your blog soon.

  3. Hi Yoke - a lovely post. It's nice to see your photos again. The white headed Sparrow, how strange!


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