Thursday, 18 June 2009

Bird watch #1

Let me introduce you to a friend I made recently. This is a Gyr Falcon and I was alerted to his presence by 2 magpies. I was in the kitchen at my halls of residence when I heard squawking. Being a twitcher (there's no denying it anymore) I looked out the window to see this magnificent creature being pestered by 2 less than magnificent magpies. It looks like the falcon belongs to someone due to the tags round his feet. He was trying very hard to get them off but they weren't budging. He seemed a bit bothered by the sound of my camera as he kept looking up to see where it was coming from. I'm pretty certain he knew exactly where I was. Anyway, he flew off after a while with the tags still attached.

No comments:

Post a Comment