Every morning a 10 am My daughter in Law takes me to a clinic on the outskirts of town where I have physio therapy for the treatment of sciatica. This is the second month of treatment and I am beginning to feel a great deal better, which means I can sit without feeling too much pain, and do a little gardening, all in moderation of course as I don't want to get worse. Well, one morning as we were making our way to our main gate, I saw a Sparrow Hawk perched on a telegraph cable. I asked Paula to drive slowly, and then stop. Most of the photos I took were all the same, as he didn't move, however eventually I managed to capture some different poses. I think this may be a juvenile because of the colour. Other Sparrow Hawks I have seen usually have darker f eathers.
I have been reliably informed that this young bird is not a male bird, nor a Sparrowhawk,but a young female Kestrel. Many thanks to Richard Pegler and Mike Attward for drawing my attention to this. They know everything about birds, and I am always grateful for their superior knowledge. Thank you so much.