Juvenile birds in the garden

There was a lot of noise in the garden this afternoon. I took the big lens out to see what was going on. I have not used this kit in ages. At first I could not see what the problem was. Then I spotted him. And he spotted that I had spotted him. There he was, gone. I managed just this shot through the leaves.

Lanius schach

Lanius schach

I am sure regular readers will recognise the Long-tailed Shrike.

One reason for the birds annoyance at its presence was the large number of juvvies in the garden. Here for example a young Magpie Robin pesters its parent. I’m HUNGRY!!!!

Juvenile and adult Magpie Robin

Juvenile and adult Magpie Robin

Yesterday you saw (perhaps) a young Light-vented Bulbul going 15 rounds with a hawkmoth. This is a juvenile in the garden today, possibly the same bird but probably not. There are so many. A slightly scruffy looking Herbert.

Juvenile Light-vented Bulbul

Juvenile Light-vented Bulbul

Here’s a reminder of an adult.

Light-vented Bulbul

The Red-whiskered Bulbul juveniles are also around. Taken today:

Juvenile Red-whiskered Bulbul

Juvenile Red-whiskered Bulbul

And another blast from the past for the adult:

Red-whiskered-bulbul

Note that juvvie does not have the red whiskers. They will appear soon.

And that’s it for today.