Saturday, 6 July 2013

Back in the bird nursery

Young - recently fledged - birds are still a feature of the summer garden here. They include Stumpy, the tail-less starling. It is now clear that he is not able to keep up with the rest of the flock. He cannot fly as well as them at the moment and he cannot get onto the fat feeder, which the other young starlings (and their parents) seems to spend much of the day squabbling over, but he is surviving and, hopefully, his tail will grow back.

We are also now down to one juvenile robin. Its a tough life out there.

Young robin

Young blue tit

We have also had some other more unexpected visitors to the garden and they will be the subject of the next blog. They too are fond of peanuts but they cannot fly at all.

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