Friday, May 22, 2015

Raptorama


Alright, so it's not exactly Falsterbo or Eilat, but it's all relative. Yesterday morning's Breeding Bird Survey of Arndale seemed strangely quiet, until I realised I had company (and a sharp male sparrowhawk takes a lot of beating), while a brief window of warm southerly air encouraged a particularly scruffy Red Kite to come in off the sea this afternoon; unkempt perhaps, but more fortunate than the Common Buzzard that flew into the hornet's nest of the local rooftop Herring Gull colony, just about making it past my study window and inland.