Thursday, 7 August 2008

Birding at Work

This morning I was summoned to see a bird - a female sparrowhawk as it turned out.
Everyone missed the pounce but some were alerted by hearing a woodpigeon smash into a window and when they looked out the hawk was dismembering it. Too heavy to fly off with, it plucked and ate it there. An undignified death but what an opportunity to see wildness as it is.

Photo by Mike Atkinson - follow the link to see more


Crafty Green Poet said...

oh its always amazing to see birds of prey hunting...

Mistlethrush said...

Isn't it just. It's one of the those day events that we hardly ever see. Just goes to show how mu h we all miss.

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