September 06, 2010

Photos - South Woodford

About thirty seconds after I finished taking pictures of sparrows feeding (couple attached) I went back inside and heard a commotion. I turned round and saw the reflection of a sparrowhawk's wings and tail in a window. The sparrowhawk then sat on a fence in my garden. Unfortunately a squirrel turned up and the sparrowhawk flew off just as I got outside again! Sooner or later I'll send in a picture of a sparrowhawk instead of a sparrow! That's 3 times this weekend the hawk has been hanging around and the first actual attempt at a kill I've seen. I'm pretty sure he went away empty clawed. The sparrows went quiet for at least half an hour...! (PGordon)

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