Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Little Sparrowhawk - hunting expedition that went wrong

This interesting encounter with a Little Sparrowhawk was sent in by Stacy Jones from Umtentweni. This is what she has to say......

Little Sparrowhawk on a curtain rail in Stacy's lounge
(Photo Stacy Jones)

''On Sat morning Debbie and I were sitting in our lounge having a coffee when suddenly two birds flew at rapid speed through the open front door. To our amazement we realized that a Sparrow Hawk was chasing the swallow and followed it into the house. The swallows often fly in through the front door. Luckily we have big doors that we can open off the dining room both at the front and the back so we rushed to open them – the swallow disappeared but the hawk landed on the curtain rail.
I managed to take a couple of photos before the hawk too made its dash for freedom – not without a few ruffled feathers and minus its breakfast!!''

Stacy also sent in this photo of a Brown-hooded Kingfisher in her garden.

Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Umtentweni
(Photo Stacy Jones)

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