Mar 29th, 2015
Some time ago my Mum bought me a super bird feeder tree. It has taken us a while to get it put up (my original location choice turned out to be impossible due to an impenetrable layer of concrete). But yesterday R managed to put it up next to the existing bird feeder. It looks great and the little birds love it as it is squirrel and (most importantly) Jay proof. Within five minutes of it going up we had four great tits and about ten chaffinches all over it.
Anyway – that is the ‘lovin’ it’ part. Today I was in the kitchen and there were loads of little birds on it. I stepped out of the room for about 20 seconds, turned round and there was not a bird to be seen. Then while I watched, a beautiful peregrine falcon swept out from a tree, and sat motionless on the fence post. I’ve never had such a good look at one close up before, but unfortunately it flew off before I could get a photo – and before R had a chance to see it too.
So that is the ‘maybe’ part – I can’t see the little birds being keen on its presence, but possibly we will not see it again soon because around this time last year I saw a falcon at the feeder but it never reappeared.
Anyway – the picture is of the feeder after the falcon had gone but before the chaffinches had returned.