• So you love nature do you?, well do you have any idea how much damage this "handsome" bird does to any bird smaller than its self {and some larger} be it adult egg or chick, yes they are nice to look at but unfortunately they are a predator and scavenger of the worse kind !, so the next time you see one just think about the Thrushes and Blackbird,Finches, larks,pipits Etc Etc Etc Etc and any other thing be it dead or alive that they can get in there stomach, i can say without a shadow of doubt that these birds as well as many other predators we have in this country need controlling and there numbers need reducing drastically if we ever want to see our bird population return to anything like what it should be.

  • What a handsome young bird!  Lovely capture.