Calling Ornithologists

On Sunday we heard a tremendous rumpus in the henhouse and went to investigate. Due to the avian flu legislation all our poultry runs are roofed over with chicken wire but someone had managed to find a gap at the top of the gate...



We removed him without incident, although he wasn't too impressed to have his lunch plans interrupted. The young hens had taken refuge in the laying boxes and were unharmed.



Free and away, just a distant speck in the sky within seconds of being let go.




If anyone can identify our visitor, please email me! Thanks.

RenĂ©  – (Saturday, January 26, 2008)  

Dear Adriana
The bidr is probobly a goshawk or depending on the size a smaller sparrow hawk - nice photoes and a good experience
hope to be back on Symi soon we miss it
love from Denmark
Maria and René

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I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

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