The source of the feathers. The scattered remains of a Waxwing I found in my garden. A beautiful mature bird with strong markings, most likely the one I had been feeding for the past few days. My wife suggested I crop out the bloody meaty bits before posting this photo on the blog. I guess it's the old fly fisherman in me that collects these feathers but I'm not sure want to tie them on to a hook. I've seen both Merlin and Hen Harrier buzz my garden recently but I would guess a cat... But I can't be sure. As sad as this is I can't help think that so many more birds would of died if I hadn't fed so many Waxwings so much fruit (Apples Raisins & Grapes) at considerable cost the past 3 weeks. I wonder if this bird was healthy? would it not of most likely left with the bulk of the other Waxwings days ago. Nature beautiful & cruel.
Hi there - these are wonderful pictures! Came here from the Guardian!ReplyDelete
If you have any interest in such things I run a post on Wednesdays (all the way through to Friday - my time) where people can post links to bird related blog posts - this post would be great as part of that! So, join in if you feel the need!
Stewart M - Australia
PS: The "blog share thing" is called "Wild Bird Wednesday" SM
Gorgeous photos, my favourite is the fourth one down, lol, it'd make a brilliant jigsaw puzzle.ReplyDelete