Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Sparrowhawk eats sparrow shock

A shout came from below: "Mike, I think we've got a Sparrowhawk in the garden under the rose hedge." I quickly extracted myself from the bath and, wrapped in a towel, confirmed the ID from an upstairs window. One quick dash later, and I was digiscoping through the kitchen window. This beautiful bird (I believe its a young male), was feeding on a young male House Sparrow. After a few minutes, it picked the bird up in its talons and flew off, but not before the Weedon family had had a good eyeful.
All photos digiscoped from our Peterborough garden, 6.10.04.

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