Sparrowhawk! has he scared away the sparrows!
So far this week our garden has been a proper hive of activity with blackbirds, blue tits, great tits, coal tits and the tree sparrows which live in our hedge have all been flying gathering material to build their nests. However that may have all changed since our Sparrowhawk (who is now a frequent visitor to the garden) made a successful kill in front of the little birdies. But he seems to have become a little bit nonchalant. No longer is he content with sitting on the fence at the back of the garden watching and waiting. No he is sitting on the tree stump we hang the bird food from and is staring into the hedge.