The Young of 2021 share your photos here

  • Right looking grumpy faces! Hope they get themselves sorted before the long flight ahead of them.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • I heard some rustling behind me....

    and not long afterwards, decided to take the plunge and feed from the feeder about 1.5 mtrs away from me. I should have had my bribery pot with me....

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Such fabulous pictures Hazel! The last one is amazing, caption competition anyone? Seriously though, yes indeed, fingers crossed that they can fatten up quickly.
  • Thanks,  I think with the parents help they may be able to put on a little more weight,  the sunshine certainly helped the insect abundance although weather is changing to a bit of rain now :(  

    down the hatch   !!! 

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Hi Hazel,
    Splendid shots of meal time, well done.
    Trevor
  • In reply to HAZY:

    Holy Moley, certainly making sure that that meal goes down the hatch!! Lovely to see them getting fed.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Did they manage 2 or more broods this year Hazy? It's one of the things I miss, not having a horse anymore - Swallows nested in the barn at the yard and he loved watching the fledglings

    Cin J

  • In reply to Germain:

    Germain said:
    Did they manage 2 or more broods this year Hazy?

    Not sure Caroline,  these were on the coastal path but maybe with the wet May weather they either bred late or managed a late 2nd brood.    The smaller one of the two really needs to put on a lot more weight if it is to make the long migration journey south of the Sahara so I hope it manages to fatten up a bit more;   shame today was dreadful weather on the Wirral coast with more rain on forecast so hope the sun returns to bring out all the insects.    

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • Below is a selection of youngsters seen on days out at Minsmere and Hazelwood Marshes recently.

    Dartford Warbler eying up the Blackberries.

    A Common Tern I think.

    Stonechats.

    And a young Spoonbill flying over Hazelwood Marshes.

    Best Wishes,

    Trevor

  • Fabulous additions Trevor, thanks :o)