sparrowhawk


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sparrowhawk

any of several small hawks, esp Accipiter nisus, of Eurasia and N Africa that prey on smaller birds
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"We'd all been pretty well on native kai-kai, as it was," said Sparrowhawk.
"'That little wash of sea won't more than start a sheet or two of copper,' says she, when Munster kicked," Sparrowhawk explained.
"And I'd seen her think before," cried Sparrowhawk, "and I knew at wunst that the thing was as good as done."
"And thinking we was going home with our recruits," Sparrowhawk slipped in.
(TSXV: AWX) ("ArcWest") is pleased to announce results of reconnaissance geological mapping and rock geochemical surveys on its Eagle and Sparrowhawk porphyry copper-gold (Cu-Au) projects, central British Columbia, as well as the acquisition of a newly discovered porphyry Cu prospect on northern Vancouver Island east of its Teeta Creek Cu-Au Project.
It can be an engrossing experience watching a sparrowhawk pluck and eat its prey, but then you do have to feel for the unfortunate victims.
Police investigations are underway after a sparrowhawk was shot and killed in Cowie on Thursday, April 18.
WASHING the dishes had an added bonus this week with the regular appearance of a sparrowhawk on the garden wall.
Connor Sparrowhawk, who was 18 and had learning disabilities, was left unsupervised while bathing at the Slade House care and assessment unit in Oxford in 2013.
Southern Health pleaded guilty last year to breaching health and safety laws following the deaths of Teresa Colvin and Connor Sparrowhawk, an epileptic teenager with autism who drowned in a bath at an NHS care unit.
John died in Cyprus on October 3, 1956, while serving with 9 Independent Parachute Field Squadron Royal Engineers during Operation Sparrowhawk - an operation to track down EOKA terrorists in the Cypriot mountain regions.
With an 'emphasis on quality and taste', food at the Sparrowhawk combines the best of seasonal fare and pub classics.