Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Oi Gerr Off My Land!
Tension has been mounting between the two kestrels that feed from my bird table. Kes One has been a regular at the table up until a year ago. But after leaving the patch for a few months, he returned earlier this year to find his position had been usurped by Kes Two.
For the last few months relations between the two kestrels have been civil, but now both have young chicks and since both are feeding their chicks with morsels that I leave out for them, the formalities have begun to wane.
They often arrive at the table at the same time and this week Kes One, who still hasn't developed his blue plumage and is pictured on the right, decided it was time for a bit of plain talking!