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Spot on! Female Sparrowhawk. They're pretty active this time of year with plenty of fledglings around to prey on and young of their own to feed.I’d just finished watering the garden and was about to tidy the hose away when this chap swooped in.
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Can’t see it from this angle, but it had caught something and flew off with it in its claws.
I’m thinking a sparrowhawk, but I’m sure you chaps will correct me if I’m wrong?