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Old 31st August 2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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A friend of mine from Hartlepool caught this Sparrow Hawk kill in his back garden. Interesting to see the reaction to the magpie being there.
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Old 31st August 2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Tell your friend that they are a cracking couple of photos.
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Old 3rd September 2011, 09:13 PM   #3
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These birds seem to be getting much bolder now. I was out in the garden this afternoon and suddenly noticed a male sparrowhawk was standing on the lawn around 30 feet away with his prey. Judging by the amount of noise and the number of swallows which suddenly appeared, I can only assume the victim was sadly one of their number.
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Amazingly good, those photos, John. Can only imagine the magpie wanted a bit of a look-in, same as hyenas circling an African lion's kill.
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Excellent behavioural captures of this Sprawk.
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