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female sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk Attack

Saturday, 20th October 2001, West Yorkshire

bird feedersA MALE Sparrowhawk stands on the lawn directly beneath the bird feeders that I hung on the washing line yesterday. It flies off before we can tell for sure whether it has actually caught anything.

sparrowhawk Despite the problem of pilfering Grey Squirrels, I think that the place for the feeders is close to the hawthorn hedge, so that birds can dive for cover when danger threatens. We're going to take a look at the squirrel-proof feeders that are available. next page

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
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