Arriving home from the morning session with Colin at Kessingland I was greeted with a Sparrowhawk surveying our small garden domain; intimidating the population of House Sparrows that inhabit the sprawling Honeysuckle clinging to the fence on each side. The small raptor sat patiently for several minutes before launching itself into the woody climber and departing with a sparrow in its talons. Then it rained!
Missed this one - Male Sparrowhawk
Rain finally stopped early evening and the time had come to test out the new 6m mist net purchased with the garden in mind. One, two and then a third were removed from the net and at the next look a further five House Sparrows were patiently awaiting extraction. Before dinner was ready a grand total of ten House Sparrows and a Dunnock had been ringed. A pleasing start to solo ringing!
Male House Sparrow