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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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Remember that dog, Sparrowhawk? The brute nearly gave me heart-failure when he first began.
As they went in to breakfast he became aware that Munster and Sparrowhawk had received a similar shock.
Brahms takes charge of the Flibberty, and Sparrowhawk of the Emily.
"And scared him fit to die before she could get him to come along," Sparrowhawk observed.
I'VE not been aware of the local sparrowhawks visiting my garden all year - until now.
Sparrowhawks tend to hunt small birds in woodland and gardens.
"I've been reading up about sparrowhawks since it happened and it seems it's the female of the species that's the real killer.
Seagulls, crows, magpies, sparrowhawks and feral pigeons.
Many species of birds breed at the same time as do the sparrowhawks. This synchronization provides an easy access to the food resources as compared to others and the prey is in abundance as well (Thrailkill et al., 2000).
John's patience and a slow-motion the tumbling acrobatics of young jay birds in the wilds of Norway as they trick ravenous sparrowhawks dive-bombing them at top speed.
Joseph said: "I have seen grown men crying because they have lost champion birds to peregrines and sparrowhawks.