A terror for all small birds – Sparrowhawk ( accipiter nisus )

This fearless bird of prey hunt all species of birds to the size of a duck and even bigger but sometimes hunt the insects and bats also.accipiter nisus sparowhawk (6) accipiter nisus sparowhawk (7) accipiter nisus sparowhawk (8) accipiter nisus sparowhawk (9)

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Their attack is usually from ambush and lightning speed so birds often are not even aware what happened to them. The female is slightly larger than the male so it is able to catch larger prey.accipiter nisus sparowhawk (1)

Along the coast doesn’t nesting in large numbers but in the winter follows prey from north so their number increases and you can see them every day how they seek prey. The nest is usually found in a thicket on the tree not so high from the ground, eggs in it are in Mayaccipiter nisus sparowhawk (15) accipiter nisus sparowhawk (16)

and the young stay in the nest till late June. After a few months young sparrowhawks already become skilled in catching birds as well as adults.accipiter nisus sparowhawk (10) accipiter nisus sparowhawk (11) accipiter nisus sparowhawk (12)

When is hungry sparrowhawk  loses all fear and becomes crazy daring so sometimes hunting birds flies into buildings, apartments and even a cars, this one on the general consternation of employees i caught in the store.accipiter nisus sparowhawk (2) accipiter nisus sparowhawk (3)

releasing after ringing..

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