In reply to HAZY:
and then there were two !! (pic still taken through the glass front door)
only managed one quick pic before one juvie flew off.
I took a tiny bit of video so I'll see what it looks like and add it here later if its worth viewing
Here's the video clip which is just less than a minute. Hope to get better tomorrow -without filming through glass doors.
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In reply to Nigel O:
Nigel O said: no idea what a typical brood size is
About 140 going by the Decibel level!!!
This a cheeky young thing in that video, demanding to be fed, then when the parents backs are turned, its feeding itself!
Damned cheek of youngsters today!
Seriously, nice pics and vid
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Think I'll just have a peer round the post....
I guess it's about time I added something else to this thread. Patio Robin has been absent for two weeks now, so I can't see him returning. Mr & Mrs GT have been taking wax worms and mealies from the kitchen and their offspring have been chirruping in the apple tree next door for the past week. I finally managed to get some pics of them as well as some of the young Spadgers and the juvenile Starlings. The Pigeon Mafia were joined by a juvenile Wood Pigeon for three days. It arrived and departed with them, as well as feeding on the patio with them. It also joined them on the roof. The only Wood Pigeon behaviour that I saw was when it perched in the tree rather than flying up to the roof. I assume it has rejoined the Woodies that inhabit the area nearby.
Spadgers in the Pyracantha
I suspect this is the male
Very young Starling
Starlings in the Babbling Boulders
Young Wood Pidge
Chilling in the gutter
Young Woodie in the apple tree
This was the only time I managed to get two juveniles together
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
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We've had so many BT's about the garden yesterday and today, it must be fledging time for BT & GT this past 2 days. I reckon there have been at least 3 BT families fledged and 2 GT families, not to mention the dozens of Starlings but that's another post.
Mrs T took these today about 3mts from our seats. I think this one had just fledged today, a bit clumsy and so vulnerable.
And above our seats under the Clematis Montana.
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