Sparrowhawk on prey

On Sunday 18th January I had a Sparrowhawk in the garden.  It had killed and was eating a pigeon.  After a good meal it flew away but came back just before dark for another go.  We cleared the mess but next morning it was back.  Not been seen since. I live in Geary Place backing onto the school so a little way off from open land.

Rosie Bond

Although reported as a female initially, the grey head with an orangey-pink face, and the dull barring on the underparts all point to this being a young male.

Ralph — Dave

Sparrowhawk on prey Rosie Bond 18 Jan 2015

Sparrowhawk on prey, Rosie Bond 18 Jan 2015

Sparrowhawk on pigeon R Bond 18Jan2015_1_1

Sparrowhawk on prey, Rosie Bond 18 Jan 2015

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