Thursday, 24 June 2010

Young Birds

My feeding stations become very busy at this time of year, mainly with newly fledged youngsters. The adults keep a low profile as they start to moult and aren't very photogenic anyway, with missing and worn feathers from their hard work over the last few months.

They seem to have done well this year with plenty of young Blue, Great and Coal Tits eating their way through peanuts, fatballs and sunflower hearts at a great rate of knots. The Long-tailed Tit flocks pass through regularly but haven't shown any interest in the feeders this year, not as yet anyway.

A single Great-spotted Woodpecker offspring has been attending for a couple of weeks now, and although I set up various branches and logs for it to land on, it tends to go straight on to the feeder, a bit frustrating and now it's losing it's red cap, another week or so and it will look like an adult.

Blue Tit
 Coal Tit
 Great Tit
Great-spotted Woodpecker


Marco Fiori said...

Beautiful birds Steve and lovely captures.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Your birds here are absolutly stunning. I have a feeder and love watching the birds.

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