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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Postby Placido » Sat May 28, 2016 7:37 pm

and today a blackbird :( . Garden very quiet all day long.
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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat May 28, 2016 8:21 pm

Placido wrote:and today a blackbird :( . Garden very quiet all day long.

Bad news Placi. It always grabs me as being particularly grim at this time of year as the victim very likely has youngsters who will not now get fed so there is a knock on effect. Of course the Sprawk probably has dependents too but the war seems one-sided.
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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Postby nuthatch » Sun May 29, 2016 8:32 am

Very sorry, Placi :hug2:
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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Postby Placido » Sun May 29, 2016 11:48 am

:D All back to normal this morning. Usual disorderly queue. Sprawk struck elsewhere I imagine :shrug:
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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:27 pm

I have not seen a Sprawk in my garden since some time in January and today was no different but I did find the pitiful circle of feathers which normaly advertises a visit. One less sparrow to feed. :(
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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Postby Placido » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:45 pm

Bad luck, Jacksparrow. A very dispiriting sight.
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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Postby Placido » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:16 pm

Sprawk 19-8-17 002.JPG

Sprawk 19-8-17 016.JPG

Sprawk 19-8-17 008.JPG

Sprawk 19-8-17 002.JPG


Watched this from beginning to end today - sprawk went into pyracantha, emerged with a blackbird and just stopped on the lawn and proceeded to have lunch.
Suddenly flew off and I thought I had disturbed it but then came the reason: one of cats from across the road. Just had to photograph the residue :(

Edit: Sorry, the cat's in the wrong place and the pile of sad feathers doesn't show :unsure:.
However, the story's clear :shrug:.
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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:02 pm

A magnificent bird but a sad tale. A good set of :photo: :clap:
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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Postby Willpar » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:03 am

Nature in the raw placi. You done good to get the pics.
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