Three baby seaguls
baby rook.. even he looks cute at this age!
Had the family from hell today
4 young maggies and parents lol
picture this... at least 5 pairs of jackdaws (some with fledglings) and 3 rooks pairs all with fledglings.... fighting over bird seed on my tiny bird table... the noise is something else! but they are so flighty, the slightest peep from me.... and there gone! hence, not too many pictures. its a great sight though, all taking off at once... its like a scene from "the birds"...lol
id love to see some young magpies. your lucky.
Lovely photos FB i've just started getting a Jackdaw in the garden so hoping it brings a youngster.
Lovely shots FB, the baby seagulls are wonderful
Fascinated to watch baby magpie near my bird table with parent. The parent had taken it there, but the young bird watched the adult pick up food then started asking to be fed. Parent ignored it and flew off, presumably to feed the siblings with a beak full of food. A few desultory pecks and the baby followed it.
My baby robins all managed to fledge, and at lease two have survived the first two weeks. My fat baby robins look very like thrushes with their speckled breasts. Does anyone know when they lose the speckles and get the red breast?
watching the magpies this morning and one of the parents had something in the beak wich I suspect was a baby tit of somesort. My neighbor has a clothes post covered with Ivy wich I trimmed for her a couple of days ago "checking for nests first". The magpie landed on top of the Ivy and stuffed the chick into the Ivy. Suppose learning the chicks how to store food for another day.
I must go round and see what they have stached away. Again the camera was handy but any movement would have scared them.
I have only seen one fledgling robin in my garden - so well done PHYZZ. I wathed the fledgling sitting opposite its parent on the lawn. The parent bird stuck its beak in the ground and pulled out a fat worm. Then, almost as if the parent had said "now its your turn", the fledgling stuck its beak down - and retrieved a worm of its own! So think this particular specimen will be alright fingers crossed - mastered the finding food bit anyway.
Fledgling starling flew onto the bird feeder - and then just sat there with its beak open waiting for parent to pick up the food and feed it. so lesson1 - learn how to fly to bird feeder. Lesson 2 - now try picking up the food yourself junior!