Inspired by my sighting of the Lesser Spotted Hand Drill, a Redditor sent me evidence of yet more multiplicity in the animal kingdom of Leeds. The cunning Peregrine Pushchair was seen patiently waiting for field mice and other suitable prey, perched precariously on a pylon near Leeds/Liverpool canal one winter morning.
Unlike its cousin, the Peregrine Falcon, the Peregrine Pushchair can grow up to 1.5 metres tall and possesses a wing span that can easily accommodate a small child.
(photo courtesy of Redditor, loudribs)
Saturday, 14 January 2017
Armley, a central district in the northern city of Leeds, is a special place which attracts much diversity. There are Polish people, African people and white people all just trying to get by. This diversity also translates to Armley's wildlife. I was fortunate enough one day to spot, while strolling through the local park, a Lesser Spotted Hand Drill. A creature thought to only exist in Armley folklore. This majestic but humble animal was unprotected by the bare winter trees when I stumbled upon it which enabled me to capture the rare spectacle clearly for future generations of naturalists.
Once word had got out that the Lesser Spotted Hand Drill had chosen a random naked tree in the heart of Armley as it's chillax zone, the legend of nature himself, David Attenborough wasted no time in documenting the unconcerned exploits of this languid leaf eater.