SLB: Love the Belted Kingfisher. Can’t wait to hear about the Woodpecker story.
Jenn: I looked up “Sparrowhawk” (Accipiter nisus) and it is a species not found in the Americas. Likewise, the Sharpie and Cooper’s Hawks (A. striatus & A. cooperii) are not found in Europe. The word “Sparrowhawk” is sometimes used as a term for the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) it said. The female (SPH) is 25% bigger than the male (and upto 50% the weight) which is the biggest male/female bird species difference known. The Sparrowhawk was almost made extinct in East Anglia (where I live) but it bouncing back after pesticide bans in 1975. I went from never having seen one to having them nest and raise a brood (or more) on my land! Yippee!