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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:54 pm

Placido wrote:
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Actually went outside to take this to see how close I could get because they will allow it if they're in the mood. This was from about 7 ft in full view. Tried to get closer but it had had enough and flew off.
I would say you were lucky to get that close. :photo: :clap:

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Butterfly » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:37 pm

Dear Lord! That sure is a magnificent bird, but I have to say I'm happy she/he is not hanging around my bird feeders :eek:
I totally understand that they kill in order to survive, its the way things work, but still, I can't help but feel sad for that poor blackbird :(

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Placido » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:14 pm

One less little beak to feed :(. Sprawk was lucky today. It was either a sparrow or a dunnock.
Didn't actually see the strike, just the meal afterwards :shrug:.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Willpar » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:06 pm

Not seen one here for a quite a long time now. Perhaps it got put off because it never actually caught anything.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:49 pm

Although a Sprawk strike usually terrorises the birds they rarely disappear for long.
I haven't seen mine for some time. I'm not even sure it comes anymore. :shrug:

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Placido » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:06 pm

First sight this morning - a small heap of sparrow feathers on the lawn. Sprawk's breakfast :(.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:48 pm

Placido wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:06 pm
First sight this morning - a small heap of sparrow feathers on the lawn. Sprawk's breakfast :(.
It is upsetting but Sprawks may well have hatchlings to feed at present so a steady supply of food is vital for them.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by peregrine » Wed May 08, 2019 4:41 pm

Several weeks ago I posted seeing a female Sparrowhawk between the feeder and the hedge. Obviously it had been unsuccessful in getting a meal. Last night my wife and myself were bowling and can home about 9pm. There were a lot of feathers out front and what was left of a Collared Dove. The Sparrowhawk must have been back and had a successful kill. Can't say I have seen many Collared Doves on the bird table today.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by peregrine » Sat May 18, 2019 9:11 am

Collared Dove on bird table about five minutes ago. First one since the Sparrowhawk attack.

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