As I glanced out of the window to check the bird feeders, there appeared to be a distinct lack of birds, quite unusual as there always seems to be something going on around the garden. Then something caught my eye in the shadows of the Laurel bush. A closer look revealed a beautiful male Sparrowhawk lurking in the shadows, possibly waiting to ambush some unsuspecting bird.
These male Sparrowhawks specialise on hunting the smaller birds, finches,tits,sparrows and the like, perfectly adapted for urban hunting.
He remained in the shadows for several minutes, turning his head at times scanning the garden for a meal, the garden remained eerily quite, a blink of the eye and he was gone.
Until the next time !