Monday, 18 July 2011

Bird feeder

From the RSPB
We have a bird-feeder hanging in our big old magnolia tree. I thought it was sheltered there, well off the ground and under the magnolia's heavy canopy of leaves. I was wrong.

Eating breakfast this morning (Warburton's crumpets, coffee and fruit juice) something caught my eye as I glanced through the kitchen window. A sparrowhawk flipped over the garden fence, glided across the lawn about two feet from the ground, slipped silently under the canopy of the magnolia and left with a sparrow in its talons. No fuss, no squawking. A quick, clean, silent kill.

We're feeding a wider range of birds than expected.


Electro-Kevin said...

Life's tough at the bottom of the food chain.

A K Haart said...

And short.