.... arrived at coffee time this morning. We were sitting watching the birds in the garden through the big window whilst having our morning coffee, when a loud bang on the window announced the arrival of the male sparrow hawk pictured. Fortunately this one only stunned itself, and after a few minutes it regained its senses and flew off.
Last winter we had a similar occurrence, again a male sparrow hawk, but that one broke its neck and was killed outright. It's surprising to me how often birds fly into the windows of the house - are they just not looking where they are going??!!