The Day in Kestrels

The male has now been spotted on our fire escape three times. The third time he left this corpse, which he later retrieved. House Sparrow, I think: very grey with a feather of rufous or chestnut. It’s dangerous out there! (Four separate bird corpses are pictured in this sequence.)

While the male was on the fire escape, he made a noise which I later also heard when he was eating on the antenna across the street. I hadn’t heard this sound before, and can’t find any recordings of it at Macaulay Library. It’s a sort of twittery purr. Most intriguing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Bookmark and Share

Join 675 other followers

Nature Blog Network


%d bloggers like this: