That’s my Baby!

Hi there! It’s me again, Percy Parrot. How did you get on matching our lost babies with their parent birds? Well done if you got all of them right. BB says he’s sorry the answers are a day late but here in the garden the bird visitors have been keeping him busy clicking away with his camera. we have four members of the tit family: long tailed, great, blue and coal as well as robin, dunnock, blackbird, magpie, crow and black headed gulls. It’s getting crowded here. Let’s hope that Mr Sparrowhawk isn’t lurking ready to pounce!

Check your answers using the pictures below. More quizzes soon. 🙂

Both parent birds were keeping other birds well away from their large brood of goslings. Can you count them all?

This very handsome bird is the emblem of the RSPB and symbolises the bird protection movement in the UK more than any other species. It was extinct in the UK until its return in the 1940’s. It feeds by sweeping its curved bill through the water surface picking up tiny crustaceans etc.

These pictures were taken at Attenborough Nature Reserve. The two young bird were being fed by both parents in a bush near the main path.

The adult birds were feeding at a niger seed feeder hanging from BB’s apple tree a couple of weeks ago. The juvenile, perching on the washing line has yet to develop its red face markings.

Fledgling robins, like most juvenile birds, have plumage that camouflages then for obvious reasons but as they mature red colouring develops from below the bill spreading over the chest.

These two images are actually parts of the same photograph where the young birds were being fed by the adult.

Don’ you just love the fed up expression on this juvenile magpie’s face.

The feet of this juvenile moorhen seem out of proportion but they do come in handy when it’s walking on lily pads.

BB had a whole family of great spotted woodpeckers in the garden in the summer of 2019. The juveniles (2) had red caps. This one is developing a red patch on the back of his head showing that he is male. The female birds also have the red cap as juvenile but lack any red plumage on the head as adults.

The adult bird was photographed roosting in a tree in Wollaton Park in March 2020 and the juvenile is one of two born in a nest box situated in Beeston garden in 2019 where a pair of tawny owls nest regularly every year.

These green woodpeckers are pictured in BB’s garden. The juvenile is a once in a lifetime spot for BB. The adult bird is digging for ants in the lawn.

Don’t you think that this baby bluetit is the original ‘Angry Bird’.

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