A shelter for a blackbird chick

This Blackbird juvenile was fetched, unwell, on the side of the road, taken care of and released where it was found a couple days later. The parents took no more than 20 minutes find the fledgling after hearing his high pitched calls. They instantly recognized and welcoming him back. Before these pictures were taken, the hungry fledgling was given some banana-plum mix; some leftovers can be seen on the tip of its large bill.

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Location: Bayreuth, Germany

Black Redstart siblings

Portraits of Spot (top) and Apache (bottom), two black redstart chicks and siblings that visited my attic window feeding station for about a month after fledgling this past spring. Lively, curious and bold, the birds provided a great daily dose of entertainement. On these pictures, the juveniles are a little over a month and a half old. Both birds progressively vanished from the area shortly after these shots were taken probably in quest of a territory to settle in.

Location: Bayreuth, Germany