By audave2505, Dec 11 2020 03:35PM
I popped down to my local DIY store in Bergerac this morning to pick up a door handle and as I drove into the car park I saw a medium-sized bird flying (or it seemed rather like "swimming like a dolphin") in tight circles around a small bush. I drove close by to get the camera out and take a shot once it settled. Even with me there it refused to leave. Unfortunately the light on a cold damp early morning in Bergerac was not good, and through the window the view was hopeless. Opening the window the bird flew from the top of the bush and landed lower down at the back of the bush. In the neighbouring bush at least two House Sparrows were hundled amongst the remaining leaves, chirupping madly. The Sparrowhawk (for that it was) just couldn't get at them and the sparrows had the sense not to fly - stalemate. As I tried to take a few more better photos, the hawk flew off to a nearby small tree, from which it soon flew away in to the distance. It was a small male and still quite brownish. A great view if I hadn't been trying to take photos...and the sparrows lived to fight another day!
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