Close encounter of the Sprawk kind.



We get a fair few bird strikes at home, this despite putting up plenty of those hawk type silhouettes and having blinds up. There was an extra loud thud today and it soon became clear that sparrowhawk had chased a collared dove into the windowpane. The sprawk allowed me enough time to race down and fetch the camera, before dropping to the ground. I couldn’t tell whether it too had crashed into the window and was stunned, or whether it’s hunger had caused it to completely lose it’s fear of me, as it waited for it’s meal, which unfortunately lay on the ground. Sadly it never revived.


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