Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Birders individual raptor detection system (BIRDS)

Taking a break in the garden this afternoon and the two local Jackdaws went bullistic which means only one thing - Birders individual raptor detection system (BIRDS). This time they alerted me to a male Marsh Harrier flapping low over the house.

My Jackies are adept at spotting large birds of prey (they don't puss with the likes of small falcons and spars) and are building up an impressive list -
Osprey May 2003
Buzzard several times
Peregrine March 2005
Osprey April 2005
Marsh Harrier several times

1 comment:

l0rd0s3 said...

I know what you mean! I have a pair of Cooper's Hawks that come in for dinner from time to time - I always know when they are around because the birds freeze.