A local pigeon fancier asked me to catch a “Sparrow Hawk” that was (I qoute) “living under my coop and killing sparrows”. While I’d think that a bonus– sparrows waste pigeon feed and spread disease– I loaded up my trusty butterfly net and caught this VERY fat male Sharpshin. (David Z– in any other part of the world this WOULD be a Sparrowhawk).
Look at those eyes– Jeffers: “..and jewelled with such eyes the great Goshawk’s head”. The Sharpie is really a micro- Gos.
We brought him to a local campground with a lot of small birds and Lib actually caught the blur slipping from my hand.