Thursday, October 6, 2011

A sparrowhawk with a casual hunting technique

I spent a few days watching this a young sparrowhawk feed her chicks and discovered that she had adopted a very casual hunting techniqueShe had taken to raiding wood pigeon nests and bringing the chicks home for her own.Normally sparrowhawks are formidable hunters and rely on their incredible speed to surprise their prey, so this was a very lazy approach.

For more on the story click here to read my latest column in the Malton Gazette & Herald.

1 comment:

  1. amazing pictures! especially the young ones who seem to be noisily awaiting mom's return.
    hmmmmm...maybe mom is just trying to HURRY and get her youngsters they'll nap and she can (finally) have some quiet time...wasting no time on hunting...she decides to go for the FAST FOOD!?? :)