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Sparrow hawk In my garden.

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On 09/11/2019 at 23:10, Saltings said:

seen loads of strikes in Coventry gardens but nothing tops this 

 

Wouldn't have expected that, it looked like the spar new what it was doing as if it had used the water before. 

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Sparrow hawks prey on my feeders but I put up some hanging lines that seemed to deter them. Loads of Buzzards here as well. One is in my field most days having a go at the fox bait.

We have red kites close to here now too and barn owls hunting the field at the end of the day. It is a wonder anything else can survive 🙂 

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On 02/10/2019 at 19:44, old'un said:

Agreed the magpie and squirrel will impact on bird numbers and I do my bit to keep numbers down with the air rifle and a Larsen, all I am saying is the Sparrowhawk takes far more birds in a year then the other two.

You may not have many around your area but we get spars visiting our garden at least a couple of times a day.

Yes so do we (north Norfolk coast)there has been a big reduction in sparrows and we get regular headless wood pigeons but what a hunter and a beautiful bird.

Also low flying buzzards.

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The argument that the sparrow hawk takes more prey than magpies and squirrels does not really hold water....pun not intended....there are far more magpies and squirrels than sparrow hawks.   I only have one pair in my wood/orchard/garden and they keep the other birds on their toes.  Squirels and magpies are NOT tolerated.

Great video.

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