Well it has been a morning of high drama and terror here for the resident Sparrow population in our back garden hedge.I was up in my bedroom when I heard a horrible screeching of a bird and knew at once that a bird had attacked another or that a cat had caught something.
My first instinct to fly outside and see what had happened proved to be the wrong one as all had gone quiet and nothing was to be seen ,so I went back upstairs and there on the grass in next doors garden was a female Sparrow hawk having breakfast of sparrow.
I flew for my camera and just hoped I would be in time to take a photo and these are the only shots I got as she was soon off. It was only on Sunday that we heard another commotion and that time we saw a Male Sparrow hawk try his luck by flying in onto the hedge but he missed and flew off.
At the moment it is not a very safe haven for small birds here as no doubt they will be back!
|Wasps in the apples|
|Swallow have made a nest in the barn|