I've just got back from a quick sunday run (Rochdale-Barnsley-Daventry-Telford-Rochdale) and I have noticed what seems like hundreds of birds of prey sitting on the fence posts at the side of the motorway (not all together though!). I'm not sure what they were, but not small ones like kestrels, these were much bigger.
Has anyone else noticed these increasing numbers? And what might be the cause of it, especially after such a cold december? (and do birds of prey migrate?)
I am mindful of the blackbirds you see in summer hopping up and down the hard shoulder feasting on the constant rain of dead/stunned insects from the traffic landing on the tarmac. They each seem to have their own patch, as 2 birds will eat half as well as 1.
But back to my topic, I would guesstimate that when perched on the fence posts they were standing in the region of 18" tall, if thats any help.
No idea what the pole trap is though, and I'm trying very, very hard not to dwell on any images that dippygirls post may have provoked :)