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The Sparrows and the Hawk

Tuesday, 25th June 2002, West Yorkshire

house sparrows sparrowhawkThere are a number of young fledgling house sparrows amongst the loose flock of adults that generally hang around the shrubbery and adjoining hedge in our back garden.

At lunchtime I hear a squawk and I look up to see a female sparrowhawk making off with a sparrow - whether it's a youngster or adult, I can't tell.

pond skater The open water of the recently cleared pond is proving attractive for pond skaters. I count more than 30, mainly smaller young ones gliding on the page

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
wildlife illustrator

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