It was something I've never ever seen before and didn't even know what it was when I first saw it.
It was about 8.30pm this evening and everyone else was out so I was wondering around outside, listening to Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Bullfinches and Song Thrushes when I spotted something perched on one of the fence posts.
|Spotted this and had that excitement of having no idea what bird I was looking at.|
|What an amazing looking little bird, no tail feathers, stumpy and round, a juvenile owl?|
|Completely unbothered by my slow approach|
|Then it fixed me with a glare, so I stood still, then when it looked away again I continued slowly edging closer|
|And a bit closer|
|and the round ball of feathers with massive claws and killer hooked beak was just not phased at all. A Magpie tried to mob it, but failed miserably. This stumpy thing was one cool customer.|
|Not entirely sure how it's supposed to hunt if it just stares off into space all the time.|
|2 Redkites circling in the wind|
|Juvenile Common Buzzard?|
|The lack if dark tail edge would suggest it's a juvenile, but the feathers look very worn|