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Old Wednesday 9th May 2012, 07:21   #1
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Sparrowhawk

I returned home one day this week to find a male sparrowhawk sitting on garden fence. A beautiful bird, I know they are known to visit gardens but my garden is only about 3mX4m so it was a nice surprise. Anyone else have unusual sightings.
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Old Wednesday 9th May 2012, 14:28   #2
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They visit my neighbourhood so much the birds get pretty jumpy in my garden - have often had very close encounters with the resident Sparrowhawks flying through my garden on attack passes. Once I was crouching on the lawn throwing suet to a tame blackbird and a sparrowhawk flew through a gap in the trees and zipped through between me and the blackbird, probably no more than two feet from me, before disappearing around the front of my house. The blackbird shot off into the trees and I was left reeling from the shock!
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