Recording Area Annual Totals

97 Species in 2013, 99 in 2012, 94 in 2011, 108 species were recorded in 2010;

Sunday, 14 November 2010

SPARROWHAWK kills Woodpigeon

Working from home this morning, I made careful notes of what was feeding in the garden at Chaffinch House. The Goldfinch charm on the Nyger still numbered 12 or more (sorry Kathleen), whilst House Sparrows were numbering around 15, with 1 male Common Blackbird on the apples and 7 Eurasian Collared Doves on the seed. The latter were joined by a Woodpigeon - and boy did he regret it - a female EURASIAN SPARROWHAWK crashing in and taking him. Photographer Ros Hurn had exactly the same experience recently in her garden nearby - the bird depicted above.

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