So I was standing watching the birds in the snow waiting for the kettle to boil for a much needed cup of tea....
Aw those poor creatures out in the snow....
a starling trying to get shelter and a bite to eat
tea is made then time to get back to work (fortunately for me that is at home). No sooner had I sat down then there was an almighty thud off the kitchen window. Birds tend to fly into my window alot even though I put things up at the window to try avoid it. I always dread going out the door afterward. 9 times out of 10 there is nothing there but today I didnt even get one foot out the door when I came face to face with a Sparrowhawk.....had to gently move and get my camera .....
I am glad it finally dragged its kill under the trees so I dont see it as I step out the door.
guarding her lunch.....
She must had been at least an hiur and a half under the trees to then venture out and wipe her beak all over the snowy grass boasting a very full crop!
Had to watch her take off only to make it to a tree a few metres away lol
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
In reply to monkeycheese:
monkeycheese said:Poor Pidge. I'm not an expert by any means, but I think that's a juvenile. I'm sure someone will know for sure.
maybe (hopefully) I have a breading pair close by as this one was in the garden a couple of weeks ago.
And possibly this is his Mrs...???
In reply to Nigel O:
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