I've picked up on a local online conversation about a growing number of sightings of small birds of prey in Harringay.
Has anyone else seen a kestrel or sparrowhawk in the hood? Better still any Harringay birds of prey pictures?
Wow - where were the sightings? I've seen a kestrel in Alexandra park before.
In the gardens of the Woodland Park, Conway Road area apparently.
Watching with interest as the Peregrine is still around from time to time at Alexandra Palace and has been seen in Crouch End and Muswell Hill and there are often tawny owls, sparrowhawks and kestrels seen frequently (less commonly Buzzards - rarely Hobbies, Kites and very rare Osprey).
Had a Kestrel in my back garden in North Tottenham, a few years back. It had took out a pigeon and was eating it in garden, until I open the door. It flew off, with its meal.
Gutted I didnt spot it from my window, before hand.
But it did look beautiful. I was only a few feet away from it, when it flew off.
I saw a vulture in SW1 the other day.
I saw a small hawk being mobbed by some Crows near Clissold Park recently. Chris
I've seen a kestrel hunting over FInsbury Park Softball ground at dusk.
Maybe the smell of fresh kebabs is attracting them?
Late last year I heard a commotion in our hedge which turned out to be a kestrel that had dived in there to grab a sparrow. I haven't seen it since though.