SPARROWHAWK (ACCIPITER NISUS)
The sparrowhawk is known as a shortwing hawk, short rounded wings gives this bird tremendous acceleration in short dashes. The natural predator in the UK of sparrows and starlings, but needs an experienced hand to fly as they are difficult and tricky to maintain.
Our sparrowhawks have been effective in breaking up the huge flocks of roosting starlings which can cause problems with the excrement they leave behind to buildings and public places.
Our birds are flown in the early mornings or late evenings to prevent roosting of pest birds in a particular area.
Seldom seen, the sparrowhawk is common throughout the UK’s cities and countryside.