Unusual hunting behaviour of Sparrowhawks

During February 1972, at Benacre, Suffolk, I spent several hours observing a pair of Sparrowhawks Accipiter nisus hunting over a particular field which had been left to seed. This field was the feeding place of a large flock of finches and sparrows, mainly Greenfinches Carduelis chloris, Linnets Acanthis cannabina, Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs, Brambli

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