Flew across the garden past our bird feeders and settled on the fence.
No interactions present.
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.
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?
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!
I like the annecdote about the light at the end of the tunnel - very good!
Lat/Lng: 52.637282149763, -1.9260406494141
OS grid ref: SK051043