Tuesday, 6 March 2012

At Home

We recently saw the signs of a Sparrowhawk kill outside our front garden and the subsequent lack of birds was leading me to think that it must be putting in a few visits. Late this afternoon a male Sparrowhawk flew through the back garden and perched on the fence.




It was a bit surreal since a male Blackbird was singing its heart out at the front of the house.
The Sparrowhawk stayed for over thirty minutes and in the end was sitting there illuminated by the street light above. It made one unsuccessful drop for a mouse.

2 comments:

Cain Scrimgeour said...

beautiful birds

Citybirding said...

Hi Cain, the bird turned to face us, showing its colourful rufous chest, but by that time it was to dark for photos