Moreton Councillor Tony Innamorati and his wife Patricia have a
new lodger in their garden – a baby Sparrowhawk (Sep 2017)
Adult sparrowhawks have no serious predators, but they only thrive if they have a plentiful food supply and that means small birds and mammals. If the populations of prey go up or down, sparrowhawk populations will rise and fall correspondingly. The flowers bring in the insects and the insects bring in the birds, many of them small birds - and small birds bring in sparrowhawks. Still, even sparrowhawks have to make a living somehow.