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Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

Description:

Female Sparrowhawk sitting on my fence, Suffolk, England

Habitat:

In the UK it is found everywhere, except for parts of the Scottish Highlands, the Western Isles and Shetland. It is found in woodlands, along hedgerows and in parks and gardens. In winter may be seen in more open areas such as salt marshes adjacent to woodland. Usually seen flying fast and low in pursuit of prey, or soaring high on rounded wings. (RSPB WEB)

Notes:

We were lucky enough to be visited by this magnificent bird in March this year, she sat atop our fence watching the Bluetits & Great Tits on our garden feeders - we suspect she has also been the day before as we found "evidence" of her having been: a huge pile of feathers and not much else.

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2 Comments

moralcoral
moralcoral 12 years ago

Nice Pic why not add this to the British Birds of Prey Mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8533...

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 12 years ago

They do like easy prey at the Feeders. Nice pictures.

TracyElizabeth
Spotted by
TracyElizabeth

St Edmundsbury, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Mar 20, 2011
Submitted on Jul 21, 2011

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