Eurasian Sparrowhawk on webcam: Update

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Dave Culley recently sent images of the Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) nesting in his garden in Cheshire, England. He has been monitoring the pair for some time now. These images here are of the 2008 nesting.


The brood of five chicks is seen above at 12 days old. The other image (below) shows the female sheltering the chicks from the rain.

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The female is just starting to hunt with the male, now that the chicks are older. Prior to this the male was hunting, bringing food to feed the female and the chicks.

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The male is seen with his prey, preening himself after a bout of hunting (above).

Check out Dave’s webpage HERE.

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