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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Friday, July 8, 2011

Knock, knock...

Who's that knocking on my window?

Great Tit, parus major, A fluffy juvenile trying to unfold itself..

into what looks like a little bird.

Robin, Erithacus rubecula

Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs

Life is still mad down here. I'm not getting the PA for the time being, that much is clear to me. There seems to be a waiting list of 12-13 people, and with no money available, this is going to be a very long wait. Besides, the fact that you then try and do as much as I can myself. my chronic pains is not only doing over-time, but many new pains keep me awake at night too. Life as such is still passing by as if I'm not in it.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Black and white wings

Collared Doves, Streptopelia decaocto and Jackdaw, Corvus monedula.

Collared Dove and Rook, Corvus frigulegus

Jackdaws feeding- not always agreeing!

One of the Jackdaw juveniles, being fed by a parent.

and asking for more as soon as mum or dad leaves.

Each year I would be looking forward to our Jackdaw fledglings. This year, however, after Francis' death, I've been concentrating on the garden, and creating my own space in the workroom again. And because I spent less time in the kitchen, I missed the first arrivals and although I've heard and briefly seen the young Rooks and Jacks, I've not taken the time to sit and photograph them. Better luck next year again.

We do have a lot of Magpies, Pica pica, at the moment.