Oh dear, someone is going to be lunch!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
In reply to Catlady:
Lynn L said:someone is going to be lunch!
The escapes (I recall in particular one artful Chaffinch, here in the garden two years ago) are sometimes the most spectacular element of having Sparrowhawks around.
But I wouldn't want a Sparrowhawk to go hungry either.
In reply to DB_Fife:
DB_Fife said:I was surprised to see that sparrowhawks sometimes 'dig' birds out of foliage where they hide.
Wow. Have never seen that.
I did comment recently that years ago I almost stepped on a Sprawk because it was so intent on pursuing its quarry through the undergrowth...
Hunt and be hunted, food must seem plentiful there compared to other places the sprawk has visited.
Flickr Peak Rambler
Have also been visited by a sparrowhawk in our garden last week and this is the reason why.... my new family of goldfinches, I can get upto 20/30 in a sitting but mostly about 10 to 15 all day long.as a massive shock to see a sparrowhawk in our garden...
Was a beautiful sunny day at Leighton Moss yesterday and the beardies were out in numbers, at least 20 of them at one time, however, with the sun being out, the beardies being out the crowds were out so getting clear views or near enough photographs was difficult; in the end I just used the binoculars and listened to the wonderful sound of them arriving to and from the grit trays with the unique pinging sound. The deer stags showed briefly at Grisedale hide so I will add a quick pic of one of them.
the handsome male beardie ....
this one looks like one of this years young and by all accounts they've had a good breeding season
a bit of a wing and tail stretch
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