Action out the front

A quiet morning stroll along Wyndham Street was interrupted by a recognisable harsh screeching from the amongst the elms.

The noise, often heard at this tine of year, was coming from an adult Collared Sparrowhawk. At least two birds were seen, one was an adult and the other I’m unsure. Typically the call is heard when an adult is feeding a juvenile – I’ll keep a lookout over coming days as they tend to hang around the same location at this stage of the breeding cycle.

Collared Sparrowhawk (adult), Wyndham Street Newstead, 3rd February 2019


Note the delicately barred underparts and spindly legs

That sparrowhawk stare

Collared Sparrowhawk in profile

One response to “Action out the front

  1. Excellent photographs for identification Geoff, showing features so clearly.

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