We had a visit from a sparrowhawk yesterday and witnessed at very close range how cunning and desperate they can be. It spotted a philadephus bush which is home to a good many sparrows and whipped round it time and time again like it was trying to hypnotise the sparrows inside. The sparrows held tight though and after 15 minutes the sparrowhawk left empty handed.
At this time of year when small garden birds are reckying their nesting places, its good to see that a simple bush can provide life saving protection. Although it did mean of course that the sparrowhawk had to go without any supper.