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Monday 20th August 2001, West Yorkshire

sparrowhawkA LARGE BROWN Sparrowhawk, probably a female, flies at hedge-top height across the back lawn. I imagine that, with so many inexperienced fledgling birds around, the hunting must be good.

robinyoung robinLater a young Robin, speckled brown but with its red breast already showing, perches on the back of a garden chair, keeping an anxious eye on the adult. next page

Richard Bell
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