Broken e g g s i n nests of Sparrowhawk.--I can add two records to Dr. D . A. Ratcliffe's list (Brit. Birds, 53: 128-129) of broken eggs of Sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus), one of them showing that the phenomenon goes back some time. On 7th June 1927, near Fleet Pond, Hampshire, my father, Col. R. B. Campbell, and I found a Sparrowhawk's nest in a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). Underneath was a broke...

Stay at the forefront of British birding by taking out a subscription to British Birds.

Subscribe Now