Starting with a first for me ... Sparrowhawk in neighbour's garden here in quarry, only ever seen a seemingly lost youngster many years ago!
Grabbed ID vid footage through d/glazed door, then battery died & by time I'd replaced it to go outside for better res a delivery driver stopped next door & frightened the bird off!! grrrrrr
Hope it's a one-off for the sake of my Spadger horde!
2019 thread here ... https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/all-creatures/196421/add-your-odds-sods-here-thread/1275306#1275306
2013 photos & vids here
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Hope the Sparrowhawk had a good feed before being scared off; looks large so was it female ? looked hungry so hope it returns to finish the meal. Must be difficult for many raptors to get enough prey with recent wet and windy weather. Feel sorry for Owls especially.
post edit: forgot to say thanks for starting a 2020 thread as I forgot lol
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Lot to learn
A good idea to start a new thread.
Now, that sparrowhawk, I hope it cleared those feathers up after enjoying its feast.... LOL
Joking aside, fabulous footage, even taken through I guess a window.
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