Tuesday, 1 June 2010

New Life

Over the past couple of weeks we have had quite a few young birds in the garden mostly House Sparrows at first. Followed by Greenfinch and then finally on Friday our first Starlings. Since then the juvenile Starlings have been taking over the garden, eating everything we put out in pretty quick time (most of the photos have been taken through the window).

This Sparrow had just managed very nicely to catch a fly - you can just see the wings outside it's beak - but then sat quite a while with it hanging like that as if not quite sure what to do with it.

First sighting of the Starlings before they descended into the garden.

Greenfinch young, Dad was sat on the sunflower seed feeder above dropping seeds onto the floor.
Some of the other visitors to the garden.



  1. Its certainly a busy time for the garden birds with so many young to feed. You've got some nice pics of the juvenile Starlings Pam. Linda

  2. Thanks Linda, the Starlings are eating me out of house and home at the moment! We've just had our first juv. Dunnock over the weekend too.

  3. This is another of those posts I was sure I had commented on :(

    I remember loving the photo with the three juvenile Starlings and thinking that your 'peekaboo' caption for the Robin was spot on! How lovely to see the Thrush too and the Sparrow feeding its little one.

  4. Don't worry about it, I hope the bug fixes itself soon!

    We loved the Robin photo, in fact i'm using it as wallpaper on my home and work PC's too :-)