Sunday, 10 January 2010

Sparrowhawks, RW, Jan 9th.

I spent a couple of afternoons watching 3 hawks (2 fem and 1 male) launching almost non-stop attacks on feeding Snipe, thrushes and pipits. During one 2 hour spell i saw 15 failed chases. I would have loved to have been just a bit nearer to the action (for photos) but the location, angle of light and the high probability of disturbing other feeding birds meant i just had to make do with where i was. I didn't see a single successful chase which sums up how difficult it actually is for a Spar to catch a bird.