[Update: Hawks confirmed. I saw both of them riding the thermals above the Park, the next day]
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Buzzing and flying
Everything buzzing and flying today, apart from some ducks dozing in the grass by the side of the canal. Bumble bees bumbling out, a few gnats already flying, even a Red Admiral butterfly perched on a littered Ribena carton in the sun. The big hawks are back again, on Hartshill Park. Saw a big one slowly circling over the rail yards on the west side of Lock 38, presumably to see if the bunnies were out and about yet. Good to see that the post-industrial ecosystem is getting strong enough to support top-level predators year after year.