This Sparrowhawk, feasting on a poor unfortunate small bird, was filmed at a former GardenTwitter location but we have had one in the current GardenTwitter but were not able to get it on film. This looks like a female which is bigger than the male.

Please click here to find the RSPB’s page on Sparrowhawks.

Facts about the Sparrowhawk

  1. Bullet The latin name for the Sparrowhawk is Accipiter nisus, Accipiter meaning to capture

  1. Bullet According to the RSPB there are over 40,000 breading pairs currently

  1. Bullet Sparrowhawks are only occasional garden visitors

  1. Bullet The female will take larger birds such as thrushes but the male, smaller species, e.g. finches

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