Birding has been something of a challenge in the past month. Work has gone mental and not having my own car (after to hitting a Deer on the way to Mockingbird) has meant my birding focus has very much been at home or Deeping Lakes.
With the recent Rosy Pastor influx spurring on even more frantic feeding of the locals, this young male Sparrowhawk took advantage and plucked a young House Sparrow off the lawn in our garden today. After a couple of minutes on the fence, it flew off with prey in talons. Despite all the feeding we do in our garden, this is only the second time I have known a Sparrowhawk to catch anything in our garden, after 18 months here.