Sprawk is back!
I haven’t seen the Sparrow Hawk since September/October??
Well, this evening I was sat poised with the camera waiting for the birds to visit the feeder. Everything had gone quiet and just one female BB was hanging around by the shrubs, she then decided to start attacking the fence, I assume she’d seen a yummy bug, then something swoops into the garden, swerves and out again towards the massive pear trees…
My brain finally clicks and realise it must’ve been a Sparrow hawk and Mrs BB was desperately trying to get through the fence to safety.
Camera is aimed towards the tree to try to get a positive ID, but I couldn’t see it. A few seconds later Magpies fly in to obviously make the Sprawk move on.
Well, that’ll explain why things had got quiet and Mrs BB had remained pretty much stock still for almost 10 minutes!
I believe it left empty handed because there wasn’t anything on the feeders or in the cherry tree.
Hmmm I also wonder if it’s a regular around 5 pm, because the same happened yesterday when I was sat waiting for the birds.