Posted: 29/10/2014 at 11:07
Why be concerned about a sparrowhawk taking what it has evolved to eat. Nearly all hawks feed on birds, rabbits, small rodents and other creature's, you don't get vegetarian raptors. It's all part of life and nature's rich tapestry. They are entitled to live like any other creature and feed as they have evolved to do. Songbirds are prey items for a number of predators. Just because we like one bird over another, doesn't mean we should discourage another species of bird. Persecution of raptors, led to the wiping out of the Red Kite in the UK. Other raptors are persecuted by game keepers and farmers, which has led to a huge reduction in their numbers. If you have a bird of prey visiting your garden be grateful and enjoy their spectacle.
People being influenced by the 'cuddly bunny' brigade and really soft in the head attitudes, fail to understand the basic rule in nature of only the fittest survive.
If you want an example of the rule of nature watch the David Attenborough series 'Life Story'.
Nature is an unstoppable force which we humans can never hope to fully control.
Our ingenuity has led us to the place we occupy today, but ultimately, nature will, by whatever means, lead to the destruction of the planet we live on.
Every creature has the right to live, even if we don't like or want them. The world would be a boring place if we kept things from eating each other, and we would certainly starve.
Nature rules us, we deceive ourselves if we think otherwise.
Leave the sparrowhawk alone.