Sparrowhawk eating greenfinch video…
Greenfinch feeding on bird feeder in garden is ambushed by sparrowhawk, taken to fence and eaten, bit by bit, watch sparrowhawk spit out greenfinch’s beak. Some may find this rather gruesome, but sparrowhawks have to eat as well to live. Other animals kill birds, such as cats, do not eat them because they are already well fed but kill to hone their predatory hunting skills!
Sparrowhawks, particularly females, can kill larger prey than sparrows and can include collared doves and magpies.
I watched and filmed the bird in my garden. If you would like to participate in watching garden birds and making a pleasurable input towards “citizen science ” for the scientist as the British Trust for Ornithology then go to the BTO Garden Bird Watch
With thanks to Chris Down for photographs.