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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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Grey Heron, Aredea cinerea

This heron flew up from just below the wall along the estuary, and just landed at the other side.

This youngster just wants a little attention

Great Tit, Parus major, searching for grubs amidst the weeds.

All this searching makes one vry thirsty

male House Sparrow, Passer domesticus

And this photo is posted specially for a Canadian blogger, under her Google name of Old Crow. I know that she loves this specie's handsome plumage.
So this Hooded Crow, Corvus Cornix, is fpr you!

Female Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs.

The number of Chaffs is increasing almost daily; the migrants are arriving from the continent and the Chafflings have now moulted into the adult plumage. They are one of my favourite species, they have very special characters, I think.

Katja, my homehelp, reported that another bird has been killed; she saw a lot of feathers underneath the feeders at the shed.
So I've shifted the big Fatsia japonica next to the shed, hopefully the large leaves will now block the felines.


  1. Nice one Yoke, especially the Hooded Crow, it's superb.

  2. I like the hooded crow Yoke, but what on earth was it standing on?

  3. Thanks Bob, I was pleased myself with that photo of the Hooded Crow. It is often hard to get their eyes this clear in the black of the head.

    Mike, this hoodie is one of 15, which comb the estuary at low tide. The Rooks often join them in the hunt for any crustacian, invertebrate or any other tasty bits.
    In short, Mike; the Hooded Crow is standing on the seaweed.

    Their plumage is spectacular this time of year. having just moulted, the blueish grey stands out really well against the orange- brown of the seaweed.

    The nest of one pair of Hooded Crows is visible from my workroom. (or rather it was until the trees in front of me started to get their new leaves.
    I can see it again now, and the birds might use it again in winter for roosting?
    They are very smart birds, I think. Like their cousin, the Rook.

  4. Yoke, what a fantastic crow. I'd never seen one like this before. As you know, crows are my favorite bird. Thanks so much.

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  6. so easy to please a Crow with another.

    It is Eurasian specie, found here in Wales and Scotland. Not in England though. Here and in Welsh, it is called Grey Crow also.


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