Is this 'normal'? I've just this minute come round a corner of the track to spot a swirling flock of c. 100+ starlings / thrushes (?) Too distant and all over too quickly for me to make them out. Right up in the sky though.
But, there was no mistaking the Sparrowhawk! It seemed to be almost part of the flock. Then, the flock was off across the sky and the hawk went to a close by ~ to it ~ tree. I can only assume it got one then.
Only, I've never seen, or even heard of, this method of hunting before. Thought Spar's were more given to the cruise missile approach than ground to air.