SPARROWHAWK

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Jacksparrow
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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:39 pm

This beautiful and deadly female Sparrowhawk visited my neighbour's garden today. I did not see the kill but I think the victim was a Collared Dove.
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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Dunnock » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:37 am

What a pic. :wow:

The pose you've captured it in really shows it off.

A female sparrowhawk catching prey is arguably our most spectacular garden wildlife event.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Butterfly » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:14 am

Jacksparrow wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:39 pm
This beautiful and deadly female Sparrowhawk visited my neighbour's garden today. I did not see the kill but I think the victim was a Collared Dove.
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:wow: what a scene! One can't help but admire those awesome birds :) , but poor collard dove, RIP :(

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Willpar » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:04 pm

A good meal for the hawk.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Placido » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:35 pm

Super spontaneous shot, Jacksparrow :clap:.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Butterfly » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:02 pm

I had a sparrowhawk killing one of the starlings just outside my garden earlier :( . I didn't see it but I heard the magpie alarm call ( I learned to recognise it) , went outside and startled the sparrowhawk who flew away and left its still barely alive, half plucked prey :weep:
I wish they would kill the prey before they start plucking!!!! :hissyfit:
Its so distressing to see :(

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:43 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:02 pm
I had a sparrowhawk killing one of the starlings just outside my garden earlier :( . I didn't see it but I heard the magpie alarm call ( I learned to recognise it) , went outside and startled the sparrowhawk who flew away and left its still barely alive, half plucked prey :weep:
I wish they would kill the prey before they start plucking!!!! :hissyfit:
Its so distressing to see :(
I agree. I saw one with a blackbird 6 months ago. It must have been 10 minutes before the poor bird succumbed.

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