Ever since we moved into our new house last September we've experienced a lot of bird strikes, i.e. birds flying into our windows. Normally these are just pidgeons, doves, or smaller, but today we got a surprise.

I wandered out onto the patio to find this, a bloomin' Sparrowhawk!

Dead Sparrowhawk

It was certainly very dead, and hit the window with some pace. So much pace in fact, that it left quite the imprint on the window. Check it out! You can see the wings, eyes, beak, breast and even claw marks. Fascinating stuff.

Sparrowhawk imprint