The Assassin

January 15, 2023 at 7:11 pm

Each winter we acquire a Sparrowhawk that hunts all the birds that come to feed in our garden. Last year he was a superbly marked male and it looks like he has come back this winter, even though this weeks photos were taken through double glazing!
It is a well know fact that Sparrowhawks are attracted to colourful birds as prey and our male is no exception. He caught our best male Greenfinch and provided me with a dramatic photo – so dramatic and bloodthirsty that I have been banned from using it!!!