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Observed: 8th November 2009 By: asbostaffasbostaff’s reputation in Birdsasbostaff’s reputation in Birdsasbostaff’s reputation in Birds

Male (?) Sparrowhawk on our garden fence this morning

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) interacts


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Male Sparrowhawk

Yes, that's a male. An interesting bird to watch and a sign of a healthy food chain.


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You may notice the white feathers on the wing. These are not leucistic (see other iSpot observations) they are because a sparrowhawks feathers are white with a dark tip. We usually only see the dark tip but if the bird looses a feather then you can see the white of the one below which it would have covered.

Graham Banwell

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