|The Sparrowhawk nest was found 24/06/14 when the chicks were about a week old and it was quite crowded then.|
|When I returned to ring them on 30/06/14 it really was a full nest.|
|The chick was sexed as a male and fitted nicely in my hand.|
|This female chick was much more of a handful than the male above.|
|I returned on 02/07/14 to check them from a distance and they were clearly doing well.|
I had been worried about this nest being disturbed or worse still the chicks being stolen because of its location.
|I went back this afternoon and this young male was standing proud on the edge of the nest. He has lost most of his down and could leave the nest by the end of the week.|