Three weeks ago on my Sunday blog, I shared the exploits of our local Sparrowhawk. Well he/she was back again this Sunday morning first thing. When I opened the curtains these sights greeted me.
Blue-y grey downy feathers, few larger ones and an occasional very dark one. It can only be an ex-Wood pigeon.
I'd only mown the lawn the day before, and the Sprawk had made a right mess of it. So that is now three birds in the last short while in this garden alone. Each one a Pigeon or a Dove, so looks like the odds for the little birds are better than the larger ones.
Talking of smaller birds, with the colder weather and a lot of the natural seed sources being less plentiful, we are starting to see a lot more small bird activity, with plenty of new arrivals with a number of Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Chaffinch, that have largely been absent through the summer.
Time to get my semi permanent hide set up built I think.