More on sparrowhawks

The family of Collared Sparrowhawks at the end of the street have been clamouring out for attention – I think they are worth another look.

Here you go!

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Collared Sparrowhawk (juvenile), Wyndham Street Newstead, 24th January 2016

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5 responses to “More on sparrowhawks

  1. Wow! they certainly are worth another look. what a beautiful bird. Great pics Geoff.

  2. What majestic bird and beautifully patterned.

    On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 8:46 AM, Natural Newstead wrote:

    > Geoff Park posted: “The family of Collared Sparrowhawks at the end of the > street have been clamouring out for attention – I think they are worth > another look. Here you go! ” >

  3. Just had a Collared Sparrowhawk crash into my front glass door over here in the Chewton Bushlands (Wed Feb 3). Had time to take one quick photo before it flew off so thankfully it was okay. Was able to identify it by the long middle toe. Perhaps it’s flown over from Newstead?

    • Hi Doc – thats great news

      1. That the sparrowhawk is OK
      2. That you were able to identify it

      Suspect it was not a Newstead sparrowhawk – our birds are clearly much more circumspect and coordinated than the Chewton mob … small town rivalry is alive and well!
      All the best, Geoff

  4. Marvellous to have a family in your street. A couple seasons ago I had a pair build a nest in a big eucalypt up at the top of my street about 70m from my house. I think they’d worked out that there was lots of nice prey in my area.

    Unfortunately for them the nice prey didn’t like having collared sparrowhawks around. My family of kookas made a horrendous racket, dive bombing them mercilessly, with help from magpies and noisies. The poor things gave up and went off to find some place quieter.

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