Young Jack

Cycling through the streets of The Hague, I found a juvenile jackdaw. He was hopping around, not able to fly yet, and his parents were sitting on a ledge above, screeching loudly. I wasn’t sure what to do so I called Animal Rescue. They told me that it’s best not to do anything. Jackdaws are fledglings. Like many other birds, the young ones leave the nest before they can fly. Their parents continue to take care of them: feeding them and fending off predators. As long as they aren’t injured, the best thing to do is to leave them alone.

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