netkingcol

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Sparrowhawk

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SparrowHawkThis rather damp female Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) appeared in our garden this afternoon. It’s a common enough bird across the country, having recovered from a number of threats including guns and DDT. It’s not that common in our garden, though, so it was quite exciting to see it.

The excitement is tempered by the knowledge that the hawk is a threat to the other avian visitors we enjoy. At the base of the fence in the picture there’s a raised pond that we built over the summer. The pond is used daily by blackbirds, pigeons, and others, all of which are part of the Sparrowhawk diet.

RSPB information about the Sparrowhawk

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Written by netkingcol

November 10, 2009 at 5:09 pm

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  1. I hope it eats the pigeons!

    hazlehazle

    November 10, 2009 at 9:30 pm


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