A Magpie sat in a tree just past the end of my garden intently watching something going on in my garden:
It had spotted a Sparrowhawk which had managed to catch its lunch:
That was followed by something I really wish I had been quick enough to capture on camera. The Magpie came down and slowly walked across in front of the Sparrowhawk. They were only a few inches away from each other. The Magpie went away having satisfied its curiosity and the Sparrowhawk carried on with its meal though with many glances upwards to check there were no more Magpies about.
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