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  • Writer's pictureWildlife Friendly Otley


Whilst out for my stroll, I spotted this little guy perched on the post of the gate to Gallows Hill. The little juvenile doesn’t look much like his parents yet, he is totally missing his bright orange-red chest. He has left the safety of his nest made of grass, moss and leaves, comfortably lined with wool and hair. Their brown mottled feathers signal to adults that they are not a threat to their territories, this means they aren’t attacked. At 2-3 months old, in time for Christmas these juveniles will have their bright familiar orange-red chests and become more recognisable as our nations favourite bird! This means they will also have to find and defend their own territories.

By River Six

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