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Post by peregrine » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:56 am

Came back from green bowling last year to find dead collared dove on front paved area. Flat on back, wings and tail spread out and no head, chest or abdomen. Feathers scattered all around. Sparrowhawk had got lucky.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:35 pm

A male Sprawk came today. I didn't see the attack but I think he grabbed a Sparrow :(

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Butterfly » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:20 pm

Poor Sparrow :(

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Post by Willpar » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:02 pm

Lots of young birds around now. Easy pickings I would say. But to my knowledge, no visits here since Feb 17th.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Placido » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:17 am

One had a blackbird just the other day. Easy ......

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Placido » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:02 pm

Yesterday, just a little pile of feathers so I presume it was a sparrow. The grass was cut so all evidence disappeared. Today, a little pile of larger feathers. I can only think that the sprawk had a feral pigeon this time. The feathers were too big for a sparrow but the light colour was very similar and surely a woodie would be too big ?
I approve of its choice if it took a feral.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:48 pm

Placido wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Yesterday, just a little pile of feathers so I presume it was a sparrow. The grass was cut so all evidence disappeared. Today, a little pile of larger feathers. I can only think that the sprawk had a feral pigeon this time. The feathers were too big for a sparrow but the light colour was very similar and surely a woodie would be too big ?
I approve of its choice if it took a feral.
The latest feathers could be a Collared Dove. A feral pigeon might be on the very edge of what a Sprawk could cope with.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Placido » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:48 am

My first reaction was a collie dove but it's been simply ages since there were any around here so I picked the next nearest on the grounds that there are plenty ! So, I dunno really :shrug:

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:50 pm

Placido wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:48 am
My first reaction was a collie dove but it's been simply ages since there were any around here so I picked the next nearest on the grounds that there are plenty ! So, I dunno really :shrug:
They(Sprawks) will sometime strike and then convey their unfortunate prey to another location to complete the kill if they are disturbed.

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Re: SPARROWHAWK

Post by Placido » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:37 am

Aaaahh, hadn't thought of that ! :nod:

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