This Sparrowhawk has been hanging around my garden for the past few weeks, making the odd dash at the Goldfinches and Blackbirds to try and grab himself something to eat. I have yet to see him make be successful.
For the past two years a pair of Sparrowhawks have nested in the small group of trees behind our garden and one always remains over winter. I suppose he is using me feeding smaller birds as his own restaurant, not that I mind too much, it is after all another example of nature adapting to survive!
Digiscoped using Lumix FS15 and Kowa TSN-883 x30
It is a shame that the twig from the Ash tree is in the way, but I hope it doesn`t detract too much from the magnificent bird!