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Postby Conveyancer » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:11 pm

I am trying to grow chives in a window box, but a sparrow hawk keeps sitting on them. Anyone else have this problem? :P

S/he is small but beautiful.
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Postby despair » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:51 pm

Maybe things are different in Spain
never seen a sparrow hawk here
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Postby andrew54 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:51 pm

despair wrote:Maybe things are different in Spain
never seen a sparrow hawk here


I saw one here a few weeks ago. What about putting wire netting over the window box, like a tunnel?
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Postby subjecttocontract » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:50 pm

Never seen any chives here but we got plenty of CHAVS in Essex.....come to think of it never seen any Sparrow Hawks either.
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Postby appledore » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:52 pm

We often see sparrow hawks in the garden, but they don't sit on the plants :( The last one we saw was eating a pigeon. We live in the North East of England.
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Postby zaman » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:08 pm

I would enjoy watching the bird and buy my chives from Tesco for the time being, that must be lovely having them so close to the house :lol:
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Postby andrew54 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:16 pm

zaman wrote:I would enjoy watching the bird and buy my chives from Tesco for the time being, that must be lovely having them so close to the house :lol:


Do they have Tesco in Spain?
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Postby carpinus » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:25 pm

They've got Tesco in China.
Here in East Anglia we have lots of sparrow hawks & kestrels. My lad says that you tell them apart 'cause one can hover & the other can't. Don't remember which can do what. Suppose I'll have to wait for one to drop out of the sky trying to do what it can't!
Conveyancer, I guess your sparrow hawk has found a herbal remedy for avian haemorrhoids.
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Postby Conveyancer » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:50 pm

andrew54 wrote:
zaman wrote:I would enjoy watching the bird and buy my chives from Tesco for the time being, that must be lovely having them so close to the house :lol:


Do they have Tesco in Spain?


Not in my area.
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Postby appledore » Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:42 am

It's the sparrow hawks that hover carpinus.
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Postby Hellonwheels » Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:43 pm

I had a sparrow hawk on my shed roof. It was so engrossed in what it was eating that I got to within 15 feet to take a photo. When I can find it again I'll post the picture. It's not the most artistic shot, but you can't exactly expect a wild animal to hang around and pose for you while you fiddle with light meters and exposures etc (pre digital camera, and the reason I decided to get one).
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