This is the female sparrowhawk returning to the nest after eating a kill bought in by male,she leaves the nest to eat at this stage kill eaten in 2-3 mins instead of 15 mins so she can get back to her eggs.
she always brings back bark every time she leaves,this is to fill in all gaps in nest,as young could trap a leg quite easily in gaps, in early stages,a sparrowhawk with a broken leg has no chance of survival.
mini cctv cam,was siliconed to nest to capture fem laying eggs,i got some great footage of contractions and egg laying.DC
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