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Just been on fieldwork in rural Shropshire, and twice in ten minutes we had a sparrowhawk cruising along in front of the car for a minute or two, a foot off the ground, in late evening (the sky still a bit light, but sun long gone). I've never seen this before, and wondered whether anyone knows if it's significant? Do they hunt particularly as the prey are starting to roost, hoping to startle them out of the bushes? Is this something you've seen commonly? Or was it just luck, and I'll never again seen them hunting along roads in the gloaming?