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Sparrowhawk

Observed: 26th December 2010 By: borismorris2510borismorris2510’s reputation in Birdsborismorris2510’s reputation in Birds
sparrowhawk
Description:

Flew across the garden past our bird feeders and settled on the fence.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) interacts

Comments

Carstairs's picture

nice

Nice shot.

kath's picture

shocked

I was shocked to find one of these hiding in my hedge a few days ago - close to the bird feeders. I had never seen a sparrowhawk before but you know when you have seen one - the eyes are so bright and piercing. My sudden appearance scared it off but I suspect it will be back. I hope I am prepared and have the camera with me next time.

You did well to get this photograph.

lordro's picture

Sparrow Hawk

A new light on the discussion about the sustainability of bird feeders: clearly they can be integral to supporting a complex food chain. I have had one of these in my garden twice, and they often patrol the skies above residential areas-are they garden birds?

1970Rich's picture

Sparrow Hawk

We have one just like that in our garden, which hunts the sparrows and tits out of a 13ft high privet hedge we have. It is eary how quiet the locale is when he is around! Well done for the photo!

borismorris2510's picture

Carstairs

I like the annecdote about the light at the end of the tunnel - very good!

mpmorris