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, January 1, 2012

January 2012

I hope you all had a good Christmas and that you had a good start of 2012. Here it was just me, the birds and the rain/winds. And missing my good old mate, Francis a lot.
I'm having a lot of difficulties with January; I got 3 emotional first anniversary dates coming up on the 24th, the 26th, all leading up to Francis' death on the 28th.
Anyway, here's some of my visitors.

Blue Tit, Parus caeruleus

Goldfinch, Carduelis


  1. some nice birds there, like the first pic! although coal tit makes me jealous.

    the first anniversaries are the hardest.

  2. Thanks, Pete. I know what you mean about photos and Coal Tits. Mine are quite good in posing for 2 seconds.

  3. Hi Yoke, first anniversaries as Pete says are the hardest, but by mentioning in your blog, you're keeping their memory, very much alive.

  4. Really great photos there Yoke, such a variety of birds!
    As previously mentioned, the 1st anniversaries are the hardest, with time it will become a bit easier. Take care.

  5. What lovely birds you have there. I agree with the rest that first anniversaries are the worse and it will get easier.

  6. I'm planning to get my trees planted into their dustbins for the anniversary this month. I have a Common Alder, Alnus Glutinosa, a Rowan, Sorbus poterifolia, and a Blackthorn, Prunus Spinosa.

    The Rowan is for in memory of Francis, because he, like me, loved those little leaves. He always wanted to plant one in the garden, but it never came to that.
    So now he'll get a Mountain Ash, not a real Ash, but with very similar leaves. And berries for the birds.

    1. Yoke, I believe the Rowan and Mountain Ash are the same tree. What you call a Rowan is what we call a Dogberry Tree here. I have no idea why it's called this. They are beautiful trees and no doubt will look beautiful in your garden.

  7. They are the same tree, indeed, Crow. I used both names, in case people don't know what a Rowan is. And beautiful they are indeed.


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