Here are a few shots of a Sparrowhawk that was soaring alongside a Common Buzzard (see my last post) at Western Turville near Aylesbury.
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Magnificent bird and very agile. I once saw a sparrowhawk appear in my dad’s garden as if from nowhere. Took one look at us and then disappeared just as quickly.
Thank you Simon. I have only ever seen one before and that was about 18 months ago when it landed on the top of a neighbouring house. I’m used to seeing red kites and buzzards which are commonplace but not a Sparrowhawk. In fact when I noticed it I immediately presumed it was a Kestrel because it appeared so much smaller than the Buzzard that was nearby! Hopefully I can get closer next time.