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Fledglings and stuff

Post by rick » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:16 am

Not pretending to be anything other than a novice with birds but have taken some pictures lately where there have been juveniles that have been an education. Anyway, looking around for resources this evening came across this:
http://www.babybirdid.com/WHObabybirdID ... sponse=Yes
Waaggh!!! Some are pretty obvious though - like a ducking! Baby fowl! Coots!
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Re: Fledglings and stuff

Post by MrsBiscuit » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:13 am

Well the baby swifts look like bats, and the baby bittern just looks plain weird! Although I should think seeing a baby is pretty rare, at least in my part of the world in the UK. I have been watching young sparrows here in Portugal, they are more fearless (ie less experienced) than older birds, so I see them on the ground, taking drinks (thanks to a top tip in another thread), and generally perching, preening and calling far closer to me than the adults.
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Re: Fledglings and stuff

Post by bigyetiman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:42 pm

The baby Bittern looks like something from the Muppets. Baby Kingfishers look weird to, bit like a beak that has accidentally got a body attached to it. Wonder what they would say about us.
Favourite has to be young Great crested and Little Grebes, look like little humbugs swimming around
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