Wyre Forest Study Group

22 Nov  2023

Male Sparrowhawk feeding.

Male Sparrowhawk with a tit for breakfast, 22 Nov 2023. The tit had been caught at the bird feeder and Sparrowhawks are frequent visitors to this food source.

Sparrowhawks are incredibly agile and swift hunters, often chasing their prey through dense vegetation or in urban environments. They can manoeuvre quickly and gracefully through obstacles to catch smaller birds mid-flight.

It’s known that sparrowhawks have taken up to 120 different species of birds, including Wood Pigeon and Pheasant. They have even been observed catching bats in flight.








Male Sparrowhawk feeding - Rosemary Winnall

Male Sparrowhawk feeding
Photo by: Rosemary Winnall