Monday 12 March 2018

Cat, Fox or Sparrowhawk

After the rather spring like Saturday we had, things seemed to fall away a  little bit on Sunday, and today has just been non stop rain seemingly since midnight. It really hasn't been go outside weather at all. I did spend two hours doing cricket practice indoors however, and my left ankle is really hating me today.

My pictures come from a walk around the park yesterday, and a grisly crime scene where a pigeon had met a very sticky - and messy - end at the hand of something. Whenever I  see a bird meeting an end in this way, I always wonder who the culprit was. Cat most likely, then sparrowhawk, then fox maybe?

Experts in animal crime, let me know!


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  1. Ooh not sure! We have sparrowhawks visit and their eating habits leave the same similar pattern - but they eat every morsel and the remaining feathers are always in a neat circle.

  2. Looks like a Sparrowhawk to me with all those plucked feathers lying about.

  3. It looks as though the pigeon gave whatever was preying on it a good run around in it's fight for survival!!

  4. Thanks - I thought it was a bit too much of a dissection to be a cat, but cat attacks much more common!