Friday, February 26, 2010

"Sparrow Hawk"

A local pigeon fancier asked me to catch a "Sparrow Hawk" that was (I qoute) "living under my coop and killing sparrows". While I'd think that a bonus-- sparrows waste pigeon feed and spread disease-- I loaded up my trusty butterfly net and caught this VERY fat male Sharpshin. (David Z-- in any other part of the world this WOULD be a Sparrowhawk).

Look at those eyes-- Jeffers: "..and jewelled with such eyes the great Goshawk's head". The Sharpie is really a micro- Gos.

We brought him to a local campground with a lot of small birds and Lib actually caught the blur slipping from my hand.

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