Saturday, April 29, 2006
what is it, cuckoos ?
and there were two of these birds, they are much smaller than buzzards, and have a very distinctive fan shaped tail, and in the lower photo you can see the wing shape more clearly, the boss thinks they are female cuckoos (they were not kestrels or sparrowhawks). Does anyone know? Does anyone care?
After thought 2/12/06 are they kites?
(admin note:- I think Spot is asking a rhetorical question but yes, as the planet's biggest cuckoo species ever, we should all care, so for more info see http://www.bto.org/migwatch/text/species/cucko.htm).
And lovers beware! http://www.icdc.com/~fmoore/T/T/The_cuckoo_bird.html