Sparrow Hawk in garden

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Jul 2018 12 14:00

Sparrow Hawk in garden

Sorry about poor quality, had to shoot through dg conny door as I didn't want to distrub it and end up with the remains of a young blackbird to clean up so early in the morning.
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Jul 2018 12 14:27

Re: Sparrow Hawk in garden

That's a rarity, it would be around my way.

We get a few Kites flying motionless in the sky, but have never seen one in the garden.

All I see is various --- censored word ---, Sparrows, Magpies and Gulls. Oh, and my next door neighbour puts seed out which attracts 100s of Pidgins (It's like Trafalgar Square sometimes) [JawDropped.png]

We do get a splendid display of Starlings looking over the marshes when they are about to migrate to warmer climes...
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Re: Sparrow Hawk in garden

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Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 2:27pm
That's a rarity, it would be around my way.

We get a few Kites flying motionless in the sky, but have never seen one in the garden.

All I see is various --- censored word ---, Sparrows, Magpies and Gulls. Oh, and my next door neighbour puts seed out which attracts 100s of Pidgins (It's like Trafalgar Square sometimes) [JawDropped.png]

We do get a splendid display of Starlings looking over the marshes when they are about to migrate to warmer climes...
I'd love to see a Starling Murmeration, but they are few and far between up here, actual starlings that is. We do have a number of Red Kites overhead some days, but I've never seen a sparrowhawk in either of my gardens, or at the school whilst I was there. Best bird at school was an Eagle Owl which visited 2 or 3 days in a row when I was opening up, I think it had escaped from the local bird gardens over at Harewood.
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Jul 2018 12 16:52

Re: Sparrow Hawk in garden

Excellent photo. We have a number of kestrels & buzzards round here. The odd peregrine can sometimes nest on a nearby chalk pit cliff.

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Jul 2018 12 17:05

Re: Sparrow Hawk in garden

One of my fav birds of prey, I like their way of hunting, speeding one side of a hedge then looping over to surprise a flock and grab some dinner.
Used to have a marsh harrier go over our garden sometimes when I lived down Langley way.
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Jul 2018 12 18:10

Re: Sparrow Hawk in garden

Fantastic opportunist shot, well caught sir, (some thing to do with being a Yorkshire man) [Like.png]

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