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Are sparrow hawks protected???

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by MOO, May 4, 2008.

  1. MOO

    MOO Keyboard Hero

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    Can you tell me if sparrow hawks are protected. This is one that sometimes comes in my garden but more so in the neighbours. It is killing lots of other birds. Are we allowed to shoot it, i'm not sure, my brother thinks not. It's a real pain in the butt :confused:
     
  2. Rockabilly

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    no dont shoot it there fantastic birds
     
  3. MOO

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    It is killing loads :(
     
  4. Rockabilly

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    yeah just for food
     
  5. MOO

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    It chased a little bird straight into my summer house one day, my mum sat in there reading the paper, she jumped out of her skin. I guessed you would all like them, but it is a real pain here :(
     
  6. andyhawkx3

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    Humans kill indiscriminately, animals only kill for food:up:
     
  7. MOO

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    Yey I know, I won't try to get it if you think we shouldn't, I really didn't know much about them other than it's killing lots small birds. We love our small birds, but I do appreciate it is nature and you shouldn't try to interfere too much. just wanted some advice really, thank you :)
     
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    sparrow hawks are a protected bird
     
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    Ney lass not allowed to shoot them,they do no harm,only kill what they need :)
     
  10. MOO

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    Ok, thank you all, My brother thought it was protected, I will let nature take it's course and concentrate on maggies, have got gangs of them everywhere :):up:
     
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    And far too many pigeons and doves let me take my course ;)
     
  12. MOO

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    You got too many maggies to get first ;):D
     
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    Are the birds its killing concentrated on a feeder? The Sparrow Hawk will tap into rich pickings. I'd say if so, stop feeding the songbirds and the Hawk won't have such an easy meal. (but then that doesn't give you birds in the garden to watch:down:)
     
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    Yey, we have a bird table and two paving slabs beside it be put peanuts and wild bird food on. My ma is disabled and housebound. Sadly one of her few pleasures is watching her beloved birds. The Hawk normally gets them on the paving slab when they sit and feed :(
     
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    put a net round it with bi holes.

    the little ones will be safe but the hawk wont get at them:D
     
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    Top idea that - they have to have a relatively clear approach to get enough speed for the ambush. Mind you I wouldn't fancy untangling an upset Sparrow Hawk!
     
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    maby if you shooti it with paintballs so its really colourfull. the birds will see it coming:p
     

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