Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:52
A keen birdwatcher I know told me that a large percentage of sparrowhawks die in their first year of starvation. They can't catch enough to eat.
I agree Fishy. If you have a visiting Sparrowhawk it means that you have a healthy small bird population, and it's natures way. On the odd occasion you see a sickly Greenfinch,they are quickly dispatched by the sparrowhawks. I'd rather the small birds were food for them than a plaything for the local cats.