Thursday 25 February 2016

Sparrowhawk Views

The sparrowhawk that has been raiding our bird feeders in recent weeks (see this post) usually flies in and out quickly. Sometimes all we see is a blur of wings and a scattering of small birds. Yesterday though he perched for a while on one of the feeders, alert and observant, a magnificent sight.

After a while, he flew a short distance to a nearby tree where again he perched for a while, though this time he preened his feathers frequently and looked far less concerned with his surroundings. Maybe he'd abandoned hunting for now.

1 comment:

  1. There does seem to be plenty about this year for some reason. They do tend to observe bird tables because it gives them the advantage of open space to hunt. Great pics.