I know as I have no picture, it didn't happen; I was walking passed the Slough recycling centre yesterday afternoon when a Sparrowhawk crossed my path. It was hoofing it at knee height and then disappeared over the eight foot fence. Very skilful display.
This happened: sparrowhawk in our bird bath last year. Luckily my camera was to hand.
10 magpies in a tree at the end of the garden
1 for sorrow 2 for joy ...... what do you get for 10 ? world peace
Ten for a bird you must not miss
We have bird feeders just outside our living room, a sparrow hawk now has our house on its daily hunting circuit. My other half gets rather distressed that her efforts to feed some birds result in their deaths.
Magpies are worse during nesting - could try some wide guage chicken wire or similar ? Only smaller birds could get access ?
I went out for a walk/wade before breakfast and saw this sparrowhawk being given a bit of grief by some crows
She’s helping feed the sparrowhawk now too.
Lichfield Cathedral peregrine - I’ve just found this video I made nearly 2 years ago
My wife saw a barn owl hunting in broad daylight yesterday
Oh, I do like a owl
I had a Goldcrest on my fat balls this morning. Most pleasing.
How nice for you, did it make them itch?
In other news, there is a little egret sat in a tree opposite me at about 90 yards distance.
Had a thud against the house today.
Heard a couple of magpies making a right old noise.
Went upstairs and peeped out the window and saw a dead pigeon, being eviscerated by (I think) a sparrowhawk
Was quite a sight, got some shit photos that I'll share when I can get them from my DSLR to help identify the bird.
Kite flying on my walk the other day
Fantastic pics. I’m a massive berd nird. Great stuff round here on the Swale marshes. Only a shame that the street I live in is very catty so I don’t get a lot of garden action.
They are amazing to look at close up - I probably see hundreds every day, but always worth a second look. Sometimes you see a buzzard in with them.
Where was this?
I am in Surrey and was mowing the lawn yesterday when one glided over head at roof top with crows in pursuit.
They almost hang in the air... Like a... Kite. 😎
No camera to hand.
Don't get a lot of Kites out here but there are Marsh Harriers on the errr marshes. Peregrines too. And loads of waders.
I'd much rather see buzzards than kites any day of the week.
There's probably about 1 buzzard every 100 kites out here (chilterns). I was cycling along the edge of a field last summer, went round a corner and there was a buzzard just sitting in the hedge at head height looking straight at me