Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Peregrine Grabs Wood Pigeon


Well, we don't see this happen in our garden very often. After leaving the top half of the pigeon, the Peregrine flew off to the raspberry posts where it proceeded to clean beak and talons. Amazing!

7 comments:

Thud said...

Fantastic! I'm just starting to notice just how much birdlife there is around my new home...if only I knew what types.I'll be looking to you for more soft fruit tips soon enough.

Gallimaufry said...

As Kevin Costner said in the Hollywood remake of Springwatch, (an interesting, brave casting of the part of Bill Oddie)"If you feed the pigeons, the peregrines will come."

Thud, I started with a £1 Birds of Britain book from a remaindered shop and keep it by the window with a pencil and pad and mini binocs.

Funny you should mention the soft fruit as I'm manuring the rasbperry canes at the weekend. With well-rotted horse manure, I should add.

Thud said...

I'm glad you added the last bit.

Dazed And Confused said...

Foiled Eh? Children Of The Revolution

Gallimaufry said...

I managed about ten seconds of that ghastly East German(c)rap in praise of the private school child's "mutha" and Blackempee before shuddering and stopping it. Time to bathe my mind's eye with bleach.

CherryPie said...

It is only cats that do that in our garden! It must have been an amazing site.

Gallimaufry said...

Indeed it was; previously we'd only had a Sparrowhawk butchering a sparrow and flying off with the carcase and a Kestrel with bells ans jesses looking dazed for a few minutes after hitting a window.