Death Comes to the Birdfeeder

Being Winter, I’ve hung up a birdfeeder outside my study window. It gets lots of visitors, generally members of the Tit families. Yesterday I was working away when suddenly I caught a flash of something whizzing past the windows, and the thump of at least one bird hitting the glass. A Sparrowhawk (an adult female, I think) had spotted the possibility of lunch and successfully captured a Great Tit. She took it a few yards away to under a Pine tree where she devoured it at her leisure.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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