Fledglings updated - new arrivals 8 May, 2012

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Fledglings updated - new arrivals 8 May, 2012

  • That is a remarkable video. Thanks for sharing it. Mum looked a bit surprised when she arrived back at the nest!

  • So pleased. The second fledgling this year was a coal tit. They zipped past me at 5a.m. this morning as I was filling the ground feeders. The parent bird investigated the fat balls (too soggy after the rain yesterday) while the little one flapped wings and opened mouth. Very tiny and very cute.

    The feeders have been hit hard this morning which is dry so far - empty an hour earlier than usual.

  • They are so cute GeoDave and liked your story about the squirrel.

  • Wonderful video. Am green with envy as our nesting box was deserted by a blue-tit after she had laid two eggs.

  • Lovely new photos :) Birdwoman, your Blue Tit is an adult, by the way.

  • Thanks for putting me straight aiki. I was convinced it was a young one as it looked like a little ball of fluff.

  • Birdwoman

    Thanks for putting me straight aiki. I was convinced it was a young one as it looked like a little ball of fluff.

    It did look very fluffed up! The juveniles have different colours though - the blues are quite subdued, the eyestripe is dark but not black, and the yellow of the underside extends to the cheeks and forehead/supercilium. (These pics are from last year/the year before, not seen any fledged tits yet this year...)

  • First young of the year for me..pity it's a miserable little s*d lol.

  • LOL doggie. It looks a bit down in the mouth :)

  • I had my first starling fledgling yesterday - and then this morning I had nine!

    Pictures posted here:

    RoyC

  • Oh Dear !!!

    It''s that time of year again, the Starlings have fledged,

    I had Starlings everywhere in the garden today, i spent ages watching them,

    they are so comical, i love um,!! But OOoooh they are noisey,

    Feed Me !!!!!!!

    Don't you dare !!!!

    Give it to me NOW !!!!

    OK  I'll get you some-more, just don't keep shouting

  • My first two baby starlings arrived this morning, and what big gobs they have!

     

     

    and here is an unusual shot of one. (It has it's mouth closed)

     

     

    My only other baby to date is a single lonely sparrow.

    First, a bit of food if only I could find mum ...

     

    Then a little rest ...

     

    I think I'll just have a nap ...

     

  • mine have started to turning up now.

  • Perhaps the poor wee soul is cold and hungry!