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Old Saturday 3rd February 2007, 16:39   #11
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I have seen Sparrow hawk’s beating along hedgerows just in front of me as I drive along, but it never dawned on me that I was being used to flush their prey.

Yesterday I was out on one of my favourite walks and on returning to the car and driving off I saw a hawk sitting on top of a brick pier supporting some big gates to a big old country hall, I couldn’t help stopping and reversing for a closer look, at first I thought it might have been a stone final on top of this gate pier because the hawk sat there so still, but then the bird must have realised that the car creeping up on it was not behaving normally, its head moved from side to side as it looked this way and that, and I wondered if it could actually see me inside staring back at it, it then flew off, but I did get a really close look at a sparrow hawk or it might even have been a goshawk.
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