Author Archives: Michael

Sparrowhawk

Saw a sparrowhawk in the allotments this morning with a small bird squealing in its talons. It then got chased off over Edenbreck Farm Cottage by a magpie (with squealing prey still firmly gripped in its talons)

Dead Mice – fox?

This morning on the new path around Pony Wood there were 4 separate dead mice. There are also some clumps of red brown fur which may be the result of a fox moult. Is it likely that a fox would kill but not eat or take mice?

Parakeet

This morning around 7.30 whilst walking the dog in the orchard I heard an unusual squawking and looked up to see a parakeet flying by. It came from Edenbreck direction and flew quite directly in the direction of the canal