A photo of a young kestrel taken through a telescope lens.
Ratty and Goldie leave the nest but come home each night for dinner. Such cuteness! The two surviving chicks who saw off, car tyres, cold, trauma, an attacking sparrow hawk which ripped one chick from limb to limb and another who fancied her chances in the wild and escaped. Ratty, so called because of aContinue reading “Pheasants Fly Free”
or Hoovering Grass Flying rats, my father calls pigeons, maybe they are. There are a great many of them on the midden. This time of year there are lots of eggshells on the ground, from where newly born pigeons have kicked the used shells out, in order to make more room in their nests. FromContinue reading “The pigeon’s Progress Part 2”
Inexperienced, blasé, cheeky or stupid take your pick. This pigeon couple have made their nest on the super slippy glass top of the upstairs, back window. Two little white eggs are within the sticks and the pigeon sits happily not noticing the inextricable progress down the window towards the edge. In order to halt theContinue reading “The Pigeon’s Progress – Part 1”