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Sparrowhawk with pigeon prey

Observed: 9th April 2012 By: riccardoriccardo’s reputation in Birdsriccardo’s reputation in Birds

second picture shows pigeon prey

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) interacts


Turnstone's picture

Riccardo, keep watching this

Riccardo, keep watching this website if you want to know what Peregrine Falcons look like. This pair are almost on your doorstep :)

Simon Walker's picture

Definitely a Sparrowhawk.

Typical sparrowhawk behaviour, too! Interesting pictures.

Wise Old Owl's picture

Thank you so much!!!!

Thanks so much for that! The other day we were driving out of our yard and we saw a dead pigeon without a head, like that, being dropped! We looked up but we couldn't see any birds. We thought a kestrel couldn't manage it, and we had seen a Sparrowhawk soon before, so now we know who did it!!!!

Without your help we'd probably never have known!

Thanks again,

From the wise old owl!