The Young of 2019

  • Well captured and interesting shots Alan, I don't often see Sparrowhawks actually in flight, they're usually perched up or on the ground with prey so well spotted !

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • They've just fledged on my patch Hazel so are stretching their wings, there are at least two youngsters.
    Had 4 sightings this morning, a single bird then two playing together in the wind and then another single bird, so not sure how many there are.

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  • I see trouble ahead in your garden lol    We are renting close to the local wildlife "hospital" and according to our landlord's handyman/gardener they released 4 young Sprawks this year which he says hang around the area so I'll have to keep my eyes to the sky or on the perching posts !

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Never mind trouble in my garden Hazel I've got a little bully out on my patch.

    This one takes on all comers whether adult Robins or other youngsters.

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  • That last photo in particular really shows his character Alan !! lovely set - and Robin !

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • There's one at Pennington like that. It always surprises me that youngsters can get away with it, but perhaps the adults are worn out from breeding!

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  • Couple of late-ish youngsters in my garden today

    Can see yellow on this BB's beak

    Robin a bit too speedy ... as usual