Sunday, 15 January 2012
I have a correction to make as I mistakenly called the sparrow hawk in the last post a male, it is a female and the one which visited last winter was a young male. The small birds are very busy at the feeders as it has been quite a lot colder the last few days. the bright clear days are lovely after all the dull dark ones we have had.
Sunday, 8 January 2012
This morning when I got back after walking Ben he dashed up the path at the back of the house and bounced what I thought at first was a blackbird but realised it was bigger. It only fluttered just out of his way and i told him to leave it, which he did, when I got near I saw it was a hawk sitting on the path beside the up turned wheel barrow. I thought it might be hurt as it didn't move as I passed it. I got my camera and took a few photos through the open kitchen window. then got out the bird book and checked it out, it appears to be a male sparrow hawk. After about fifteen minutes it looked around again and flew away. It must have hit the window while chasing one of the little birds at the feeders, Dad said he heard a bang while Ben and I were out.