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To be upset over our kestrel?

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SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 26-Nov-12 22:52:07

We live in a rural area. All summer we have been right in the territory of a wild kestrel. Every morning, he is on the telegraph wire outside my window, whenever I go out, there he is, hovering over the fields, hunting. It has been a priviledge to be able to get close to something so wild and beautiful!
Anyway, I drove out of the drive this morning, and there he was, mangled on the road! sad I'm gutted! I know it's nobodies fault, and it's just an animal, but really, it's such a shame!

SantasStrapOn Mon 26-Nov-12 22:53:19

Oh no. sad

I felt the same way when I saw 'our' owl on the verge last week.

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:57:38

Oh no, of course YANBU sad

It's a little life after all

How sad though.

porridgewithalmondmilk Mon 26-Nov-12 22:58:43

definitely NBU - I'd feel the same, I'm really sorry. Have you got someone who can move the body - hope your children won't be upset?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Mon 26-Nov-12 22:58:47

Oh no sad yanbu what a lovely wonderful sight that would have been every day sad

Poor kestrel sad

GrimAndHumourlessAndEven Mon 26-Nov-12 23:00:57


foslady Mon 26-Nov-12 23:02:06

Aw - that's sad.
Bit 'lower' standard, we used to have 2 pigeons that came into our garden we nicknamed Ed and Egg - Ed was huge. One day we came home to find a massive circle of feathers in the garden. We knew it was just nature taking it's course, but it was still sad to look out and not see Ed....

serin Mon 26-Nov-12 23:02:46

Sad isn't it.

We have badgers in the garden and they are always getting killed by traffic.

(and soon Cameron if he gets his way)

CocktailQueen Mon 26-Nov-12 23:02:57

YANBU. Poor kestrel. Hope he wouldn't have felt any pain or known anything about it though.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 26-Nov-12 23:07:25

Serin, I would be terrified for my badgers ATM! This whole cull thing thats looming is really shit! sad

Lionsntigersnbears Mon 26-Nov-12 23:10:11

Of course you're not being unreasonable, it's heart-breaking. sad

Startail Mon 26-Nov-12 23:10:14

Of course YANBU,

DD2 and I would have been very sad if our buzzard came to the same end and wasn,t sitting on his telegraph pole on the wat
y to school.

Startail Mon 26-Nov-12 23:11:01

sorry, DH came and talked.

Cynner Mon 26-Nov-12 23:11:24 must feel like the loss of a sad

SoleSource Mon 26-Nov-12 23:24:13

Aww it's like Kes all over again. Not being sarcy sadsadsad you are so lucky to have seen him out of your window

lurkedtoolong Mon 26-Nov-12 23:27:03

Aw, poor you. YANBU at all to be sad. There's a beautiful Jay that visits our garden and I'd be so upset if anything happened to him. Nature around us is so cheering that it's natural to be sad when something bad happens.

Plomino Mon 26-Nov-12 23:27:21

Oh that's sad . We have one we watch most mornings hunting over the horses field , and it's amazing . Best day was when we had a barn owl out hunting the same day , and we watched them pretending to ignore each other , whilst looking for the same breakfast .

SoleSource Mon 26-Nov-12 23:34:51

Did you film it Plomino?

Plomino Mon 26-Nov-12 23:47:54

I wish I had . The barn owl lives in the box we put in a field shelter about 5 years ago , and I'm not sure where the kestrel lives , but we were standing in the field , with the owl hunting across our field by the river , and the kestrel hovering really really high . Fantastic . Only problem we've found is that the owl has a habit of sitting on one of the gates while it strings up its dinner into pieces , and more than once I've opened the gate and found bits of vole on my hand . Blerk .

SoleSource Mon 26-Nov-12 23:54:10

I'm a country girl at heart. Sounds bliss.

ripsishere Tue 27-Nov-12 00:39:49

Of course YANBU. I felt exactly the same way when Alberta my duck was killed. She wasn't my duck, she lived on the pond next door but I fed her a biscuit every morning at 5.30 as I walked to work.

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Tue 27-Nov-12 00:43:10


Selks Tue 27-Nov-12 00:44:51

What a shame about the kestrel, and Santa's owl sad

At least you had the privilege to enjoy and appreciate it while it was alive.

I love the relationships that we can develop with the wildlife around us. If I'm driving to work very early in the morning I often see a small group of deer grazing in a particular field; I love seeing them.

ripsishere Tue 27-Nov-12 01:48:06

What about my poor little duck?

BitBewildered Tue 27-Nov-12 02:07:10

Poor Alberta. sad

We moved house a year ago and all summer I missed the swallows from our old place.

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