davidvickersphotography's picture

Identification of baby bird...

I was out teaching in the woods today and found this chick on the floor under a veteran Beech tree (I think it was either knocked out the nest, or fell out).

A little earlier on, there was the normal Buzzard flying around over the farmland, along with some other squawking.. then a very loud screech. Anyway, it wasn't until later that I heard a very persistant little peeping and went to explore what it was.

Anyway, I'd love to know what it is!




Thanks, David.



davidvickersphotography's picture

I've found out that it's

I've found out that it's extremely likely to be a pheasant chick - which would tie in with the location, and the loud squawk / screech may well have been an unfortunate incident with the mother.

anonymous spotter's picture

Pheasant chick -

is very likely.
The loud squawk may have been an adult bird meeting it's maker, but it might also be one trying to distract a predator from the chicks.