dinsdag 8 november 2011

I should've had my net open

I was looking out of the window this morning and was surprised when I saw this first year female Sparrowhawk sitting in our apple tree!
Searching the area for some tasty garden birds!

Last winter I had a Sparrowhawk sitting in our apple tree as well. They're so awesome! Then, as it was looking around it took off, right through my closed net.... Ohhhhhhhh, I hate it when birds fly through closed nets (11 Solitary Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Sandpiper and now this Sparrowhawk, haha!).
Taking off.

Afterwards I went to my own ringing site. I hadn't been there for a while. While checking out the netlanes I flushed a Woodock. I could see it very well as it was flying past me. They sure look bigger than the American Woodcock, they probably are. It's getting time that I will catch one! At the ringing site I had some gold/firecrests, most species of tits and some fly-overs of Crossbills and Siskins.

4 opmerkingen:

  1. You need a "Like" button for your blog! :-)

    Nice photos, as ever, Faab.

    Can't wait to see the woodcock when you catch (and BAND) him! ;-)


  2. Haha I need a like button indeed!

    Thanks for your comment!

  3. Not sure why that didn't have any ID-- did you know that was my comment?

    Looking at the hawk pictures again-- they are wonderful. Good views!