Saturday, 7 January 2012

SPARROWHAWK'S territorial display

Saturday 7th January - Minster Park, Cottam.  At 8.50am today two Sparrowhawks, both similarly sized and believed to be males, were 'jousting' above our house. They were certainly challenging each other until they parted and flew away in separate directions.
A smart male Sparrowhawk on a kill.
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The Sparrowhawk is reasonably common around Cottam - keep you eyes peeled.
Note that the female is larger by about a third than the male in this clip, and much browner in colour.
Posted by: Steve Halliwell

1 comment:

  1. Lovely shot Stephen of this elusive and handsome male.