… or should that be piece of dove?

What do you think it indicates? A dastardly deed by one of our neighbour's cats? No it wasn't. We have seen this before and it's fairly distinctive. We've had a visit from our friendly local sparrowhawk although the dove may not have thought it to be particularly friendly.

We have also seen it in action which is how we recognise the signs. We have seen the hawk come whizzing round a corner of the house and catch a dove mid-flight. It then lands on the ground, standing on its prey, with its talons around the dove's neck and strangles it. :yuck:

That's nature! One less dove but one sparrowhawk that doesn't starve.