Sparrow hawk and Collared Dove

Sparrow hawk and captured Collared Dove These two smacked into our patio window this afternoon luckily I had my camera close by, The name Sparrow hawk is a bit misleading as a female like this can take birds up to the size of a Wood Pigeon.

The Dove was not killed as I moved the Sparrow hawk flew off and the Dove flew into the hedge by the window, Then our cat almost appeared and almost caught it but finally it to fly off.

little harsh last comment, As it turned out presence caused the sparrow hawk to boot off and dove took flight as well possibly to live another day.

Sadly it was a botched rescue Look at the blood coming out of the doves mouth, the hawks talons are puncturing its chest in multiple locations.

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