Yet another sparrowhawk got itself booked into the back garden cafe with a table reservation for one this lunchtime.
A small male but just as voracious as the bigger female who’d visited last December.
It stood right next to the small kitchen window ontop of the air-raid shelter.
No time to waste or lose. It was at it with rapid efficiency.
Plucking, splitting, stripping, and guzzling down its din dins.
It heard voices from the neighbouring garden so took off.
Clutching the carcass in its clawsome talons.
Providing itself with the ultimate in ‘Takeaway Fast Food’.
There’s more than enough din dins (juicy fat sparrows) to keep this pair of sparrowhawks fed for many more months to come.
Thrilled filming & commentary: Hazel Brown; Words: Ian Nisbet