Sparrowhawk

The Sparrowhawk is a regular bird of the woodlands around the reservoir. The records below are taken from various Bird reports & have been greatly reduced to save space. This species is seen every year.

No records prior to 1964

1964 - Bred

1966 - 1969 - Probably bred. (Bred nearby in 1968)

1970 - Recorded

1971 - Recorded

1972 - bred successfully

1973 - Probably bred in reservoir area

1980 - Present

1981 - Present

1983 - Present

1984 - Bred with 4 young

1986 - Present

1994 - Seen over several dates

1995 - Present

1996 - Seen over several dates

1997 - 2 birds regularly seen

1998 - Regularly seen

13/05/99 - Pair bred, seen feeding young on this date, nearby at Paintmoor plantation

02/08/00 - Pair seen passing prey in the air on this date and again on 08/08. Max 3 birds seen together

12/07/01 - Pair seen

2002 - Singles recorded

2003 - Singles recorded

2004 - Singles recorded

2005 - Maximum 3 birds together in August

2006 - Maximum 3 birds in October

2007 - Maximum 3 birds in December

2008 - 10 records maximum 3 birds in July

2009 - 9 records of up to 2 birds

2010 - 11 records of up to 2 birds

2011 - 29 records of up to 2 birds

2012 - 28 records mostly singles, but both sexes

2013 - 13 records mostly singles, 2 on 16/09

2014 - 11 records mostly singles.

2015 - 13 records of 1 or 2 birds

2016 - 6 records of single birds