Twitchers – what did I see?
Are there lots of well-fed pigeons and sparrows to attract predators?
Loads. The bounty of supply is such that I swear I see some pigeons pick the salad out of the left over kebabs.
It was just walking along to be honest. It looked like it had a grey head though?Posted 3 years ago
A familiar sight with its pointed wings and long tail, hovering beside a roadside verge. Numbers of kestrels declined in the 1970s, probably as a result of changes in farming and so it is included on the Amber List. They have adapted readily to man-made environments and can survive right in the centre of cities
Ar Kes is a versatile bird.Posted 3 years ago
I just looked out of my window in Manchester city centre and there was largish bird (bigger than a pigeon*) with sort of red** plumage. My Mrs thinks it was a sparrow hawk. That seems a tad…exotic for the city centre no? I thought it was Kes.
*take from my point of reference I know nothing of ornithologyPosted 3 years ago
** I’m desperately colour blindnbtMember
Most likely a sparrowhawk or maybe a kestrel in city centre. Jay unlikely in city centre, they’re more garden birds. DOn’t thin the kites have made it quite that far, we’ve seen them round ladybower and heard reports of them out towards Romiley (south east of manchester) Might be a peregrine, they do like tall buildings – I know there are peregrines in Bolton (town hall I think) and I’ve heard of some in Stockport, so wouldn;’t surprise me to have some in That Manchester – they’re more Grey than red (unless they’re covered in blood having ripped somehting apart 🙂 )Posted 3 years ago
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