We have a pair of blackbirds that regularly feed in our garden.
This morning I was awoken by the blackbirds alarm cry. Looking out of the window, I saw him sitting on the fence, screeching. Then I looked down into the garden.
There was a fairly large hawk, surrounded by a mass of black feathers. The hawk stood over a foot high. It had a light coloured head, brownish back, very bright yellow beak surround and legs and feet. It eventually took off with a small blackbird in its claws.
I would guess the wing span to be about 1.5 metres.
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