.. enjoying natural history
.. beyond Sparsholt College 2008 -2011 ..
Friday, 4 June 2010
the garden grows some talons
I was late for work this morning distracted by a new garden tick which was self-evident from the explosion of woodpigeon (Columba palumbus) audible from within the house, the depression in the long grass, shattered oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and lost feathers that lay strewn about.
A ♀ sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) made good of several pounds of bird seed that has been fed to the local woopis over the last couple of months; the gory mess being consumed on a shed roof several gardens down. It was all very exciting.
The "long tom" was not readily available, so the compact on full zoom was responsible for the poor record shot. I am getting good at poor record shots maybe it's about time I stepped up my skills?