Saturday, 25 March 2017

Pigeon for breakfast


This morning, when scanning the Priest Hill playing fields for a Wheatear, this came into my view - an enormous female Peregrine in the middle of a pigeon breakfast. I was far enough away not to bother it too much, although a nagging Carrion Crow moved it on, with the falcon still in possession of its prey. This is, in all likelihood, one half of the Sutton breeding pair. Also of note were a small arrival of Chiffchaff (5) and a singing Blackcap.

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  1. I still haven't heard a chiff chaff on my travels, unusual not to have heard one by now

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  2. I used to drink with a guy who was head of building maintenance in that big tower by Sutton station, the one where the Peregrines nest. He said the rooftop had the remains of Feral Pigeon, Woodpigeon and Mallard pretty much in equal measures scattered all around the nest site.

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    1. I worked in that very building from 1986 - 2011

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  3. Wow, small world. So do you know Peter Wilson then? (seeing as there can't be more than 7 or 8 folk work in that block...) Ha, probably not.

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    1. I would most probably know him to look at Seth. Over 1,000 people used to work there...

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