Recoveries – Sparrowhawks

We have received notice of 2 Sparrowhawks recovered in different areas of South Yorkshire, both birds were found dead.

We would like to thank the finders for reporting these birds, more details of what to do if you find a ringed bird or a dead bird of prey can be found here

EL61816 – Female Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) ringed July 3rd 2008, 1 of a brood of 5 from a site 6 km from the reported finding location where she was found dead on March the 1st 2012.

EL61658 – Female Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) ringed July 3rd 2005, 1 of a brood of 3 from a site 45km from the reported finding location where she was found dead on the February 20th 2012.

Some interesting Sparrowhawk facts from BTO Birdfacts website

BTO bird facts gives typical lifespan of 4 years for this species (although the oldest is recorded as 17 years, unfortunately killed by a car)

EF80696 Nestling Female 28-07-1982 Micheldever: (Hampshire)
Freshly dead  (hit by car) 08-09-1999 Pennington, Lymington: (Hampshire)   48km   SSW   17y 1m 11d  (Map)

The furthest known distance recorded for a Sparrowhawk listed in the UK ringing scheme is

DN67883 Adult Male 16-10-1995 Faversham:  (Kent)
Caught by ringer 26-05-1996 Fair Isle:  (Fair Isle)   926km   N   0y 7m 10d  (Map)
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About Mike Price

A member of Sorby Breck Ringing Group and Peak District Raptor Monitoring Group
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