Thought I would post up a couple of shots taken late last August-early September of Sparrowhawks over the back garden. They probably go over and hunt through the garden every day, but nothing beats hanging out in the late summer sun waiting for one to go over. Of course, at that time of year the House Martins are around and their alarm calls herald the appearance of each and every hawk. The first picture is of a nicely coloured adult male. The fresh flight feathers and disorganised breast barring of the second bird indicate it is a juvenile, and its larger size indicates that it is a female.