Monday, 11 October 2010


This morning as I was dressing I looked out of the window into our back garden and just caught sight of a flurry of pigeons all flying off in roughly the same direction, followed by a small cloud of collared doves, the whole kaboodle heading roughly east.  Now this struck me as unusual, since although there are lots of pigeons and doves, they rarely fly in any kind of coordinated fashion.

So I was alert when a sparrowhawk shot across the garden.  "Ah, that'll be it then" I thought.  I was surprised enough by the pigeons' reaction to do an internet search, and it would seem that sparrowhawks do take a few pigeons.  I'd thought they were too big to be on the menu regularly.

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