onsdag 13 februari 2008

A raptors day

13:th of February 2008
Another sunny day with a sense of spring in the air. For the first day this year the sun really feels warm.
   I refill for the Hawfinches and enjoy a cup of coffee in the sun when an adult male Sparrowhawk suddenly sits on the roof of the feeder 5 meters away from me. Just like on this picture that was taken on location by Göran Ljunggren a month ago. (See more of HIS  excellent work on www.trut.se)
A whole lot of Hooded Crows and Jackdaws are sounding upset and understandably so, when a Goshawk is flying by into the Oak forest beside. 
     We have pheasants here so Goshawks are often around too. Yes, sometimes you get the feeling that you´re also feeding the raptors.
    During the day I also see 2 different Rough-legged Buzzards and a supreme, adult White-tailed Eagle, soaring in the wind really close to me. Quite a raptors day!

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