Monday, 22 June 2015

Sparrowhawk at Maple Lodge

A late morning visit was timed perfectly when activity peaked at the resident Sparrowhawk nest. The female, present at the nest, became restless and flew away briefly before returning moments later with prey. I think the male bird had deposited the prey item close by for his mate to retrieve. She tore away flesh from the carcass rapidly before delicately feeding her four young. Towards the end of the feeding frenzy the young became boisterous and jostled for the last morsels of food.


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