The Young of 2020

  • Awww, gorgeous photos Gaynor, they are a happy bunch of chirpers lol I love 'em

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • Had my first three normally raucous baby Starlings in the garden today but they were mercifully quiet ... by tomorrow they will have learnt to scream & squabble no doubt! Lol

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Get the ear plugs ready Wendy; I'm still finding it a novelty until 30 starlings land in the courtyard and then I thank goodness we are leaving the rental soon lol Unfortunately, I will be unable to feed the birds on our new balcony as we would be in danger of getting mallards on it !! Canada Geese recently hatched eggs in the water fountain which has been out of action and they've now headed off somewhere. Lots of wildlife from the huge expanse of windows at our new place so I won't be short of bird life and can even hear Goldcrests.      It was interesting to hear during the quieter lockdown that the first Stork chicks hatched down south ! 

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • Thanks Wendy and Hazy, I haven't had any young Starling yet, good luck with your set Wendy, not too bad if the numbers stay down!! Now Hazy I know you are moving up high but no getting ideas about storks!!!!

    Lot to learn

  • Managed to get one of the young starlings in flight today ……..  it was just taking off from the overhead cable 

    and we have a new freshly baked Spudgie muffin batch today  !!       they all headed to the fruit bowl pool for a freshen up......

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • A good catch of the Starling ... and the bowl of Sparrowfruits

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    Nige   Flickr

  • Brilliant shot of the Starling taking off, and like the idea of Nigel's "Sparrowfruits"!!

    Lot to learn

  • Thanks both, lol Gaynor, I also love the Sparrowfruits name that Nige gave them !! It doesn't take them long to gain confidence although they still spook a little; they will now hop round the courtyard within a metre of me but not any closer and they are used to the camera shutter even at high speed so pity I can't take all the birds with me as I'll miss them :(

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Fabulous photos Gaynor.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to HAZY:

    HAZY said:

    Managed to get one of the young starlings in flight today ……..  it was just taking off from the overhead cable 

    Fabulous photos Hazel, though at a quick glance, the first one of the starling taking off, looked almost as the poor thing was being hanged!

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler