When the Kestrel is about the birds on and around our feeders disappear rapidly. One bird must give the alarm and within seconds they are gone. Sometimes it is a false alarm and they are back equally as quickly but yesterday when we looked at the feeders there was not a bird in sight.
Or was there? Click the photo to make it bigger.
Take a closer look.
Yes it is one of our Nuthatches
It was there hiding under the bird table, absolutely motionless, where it stayed for several minutes until a Great Tit flew to the table and in a flash the Nuthatch was gone.
Things were soon back to normal, birds everywhere happily feeding.
Until the next alarm call!!