Wednesday, 11 August 2010
They're still feeding!
Just a quickie to note just how many birds are still feeding their young so far into August. My garden is full of House Sparrow and Pied Wagtail parents feeding their demanding chicks, flitting all over the garden. I noticed a family of Hooded Crows doing the same by the River Nairn. Really surprising is the Sand Martins still taking food to their nests, which implies their chicks are still to fledge. Even though this summer has been a relatively short one, I suspect that these are all be second broods. August is usually a month where the adults hide themselves away to moult and replace their hard working feathers ready for either their migration or for a hard winter.
Posted by The Nairn Birder at 13:01