Thanks to Tropical Thomason who sent me these shots of a Sprawk in his garden - doing what they do best...
"Was wonderin why all was quiet on the bird table lately, thought me nuts had gone off, when I espied this young b.....r at the top of me eucalyptus tree.
No doubt he'll be back as all the local birds know only the finest seeds and freshest nuts are served at Tropical Towers.
Oh the price of running a gormet table," explains Tropical.
A much damper Sprawk was around Dempsey Towers at the weekend, being blown about at the top of a Poplar.
It looked mighty indignant after a good drenching, but it's intentions were much the same as Tropical's bird....Sprawk snacks were on the menu.
Ah, I love the smell of wet Sparrowhawk in the morning...to paraphrase that well-known birding war film, "Accipiter Now."
Here's hoping the winds'll drop and it'll stay dry long enough for a bit of non-garden birding soon.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies....