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Sparrowhawk

Posted by eddybayton 
Sparrowhawk
June 15, 2020 09:19AM
Male sparrowhawk(s) are pretty much a daily sighting over Lancaster, often given away by a flight of pigeons or shoaling starlings in winter. In summer swifts and hirundines harry them. Female sparrowhawks are a rare spot. We had both a male and female this morning over Freehold and the centre of the city, wheeling and screaming at each other and making spectacular swoops. The female was especially large with long slow wingbeats and much the more vocal. I assume there is a nest close by with young large enough to leave without brooding continuously.
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