fallen nest of a sparrowhawk

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fallen nest of a sparrowhawk

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  • Hey, we've just noticed the sparrowhawk nest in our garden has fallen out of the tree in the wind.
  • the chick has fallen onto a lower branch, parents are looking for it but  can't seem to find it yet. 
  • do we do anything?
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  • Hi,Fingers crossed all you can do is wait and hope.Hope they find and take care of it.Always best to leave well alone.

  • Hi Sheena, thanks for advice will keep an eye on situation.  The adults have since spotted the( two) fallen chicks who luckily landed 20ft down on lower branches.Just seen the parents going in with food.   

  • Hi beasknees,

    glad to hear the parents have spotted the two chicks.  Keep up updated on the situation please :o)

    Are the chicks very old by the way?

  • FANTASTIC :0)

  • Glad they didn't fall to the ground. Let us know the outcome - some photos would be brilliant if you can manage some from your house. Love to see a sparrowhawk chick.

  • Hi Paul , they both look healthy still with white feathers in patches on head and wings.We are veiwing from across garden..binoculars..Chicks moving about on yew bush branches, at least sheltered from fairly strong winds.Parents have swung into action and are bringing food back on reg basis.This pair have nested same tree for several years , same nest ,repaired annually .

  • hello sparrow, will need a better camera with zoom. we will try and borrow one and got a pic.

  • Hi Beasknees,

    Thanks, that would be great. I really would like to see them, and I'm sure everyone else will as well.

    (I like your name by the way!)

  • beasknees

    hello sparrow, will need a better camera with zoom. we will try and borrow one and got a pic.

    Would love to see a pic. :0)

  • have managed to get a poor picture of one of the chicks . see gallery . did not want to get too close. Pocket camera on its full zoom + Had to be quick.

  • Hi beasknees

    I'm so glad that the young sparrowhawks have survived and that the parents have found them and can still feed them. I will keep my fingers crossed that they will be OK.

    The sparrowhawk nest on Springwatch had Chris Packham doing his 'thigh rubbing', as he thought it was great. It was also Simon Kings favourite part of the series along with the hobby.

    Please keep us informed about this family, I'm sure we want to see them survive.

  • Welcome and lets hope they survive and do really well.

    I will fly over to the gallery and look for them now...

    for those who have looked for the pictures.....they are in beasknees ....My gallery...

  • Hi Beasknees,

    Just had a look at your photos. What amazing chicks, so cute and cuddly!!!!! Thanks for posting the photos, and fingers crossed they survive. Brilliant.

  • Yip me too,thankyou for sharing Great to see them.

  • Hi beasknees

    Welcome to the RSPB and welcome to the Forum.  Enjoy yourself here.

    I am really pleased to hear that you have a Sparrowhawk nesting so close to you in your own garden area.

    It is a bit unfortunate that the nest have fallen though, and the chick has become detached from the nest

    I would just keep an eye on things until parents and chick are re-united

    Try to keep a distance as it will spook the parents and they will be less likely to come anywhere the nest or the chick

    Please us know the outcome of the situation

    Regards

    Kathy and Dave

    beasknees
    • Hey, we've just noticed the sparrowhawk nest in our garden has fallen out of the tree in the wind.
    • the chick has fallen onto a lower branch, parents are looking for it but  can't seem to find it yet. 
    • do we do anything?