Monday 28 February 2011

Accipiter rush

No work today meant a half day over at Mikes, great decision. With 2 x 6m nets in the garden and a good flock of Siskins on the feeders it could only be good, and it was. By the time i left for home we had processed 18 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Blackbird, 2 Dunnock, Goldcrest, Chaffinch, Bullfinch and Blue Tit. Not bad in 5 hours. I left for home shortly after 1.30pm only to get a call from Mike some 45 minutes later asking would i like to return and ring a Male Sparrowhawk? 15 minutes later i was back getting to grips with i must say, a fairly small and sedate (8) adult . A real looker with its glowing orange eye that seemed transfixed to my every movement. Top quality end to a an already good day.

1 comment:

Kah-Wai Lin said...

Very nice blog and pictures! I will keep my eye on it from time to time. Great shot and eye contact!

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