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(The Citizen)   North American sparrow, seen for the first time in Sweden, thrills bird watchers as it is eaten by a hawk   (thelocal.se) divider line 45
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2012-11-23 11:30:49 PM
A swallow, subbs.

/like your mom
 
2012-11-23 11:37:21 PM
Well, THAT was hawkward....
 
2012-11-23 11:54:56 PM
If only it had been carrying a coconut, you know, to use as a shield.
 
2012-11-23 11:55:39 PM
Was it laden or unladen?

RoyBatty: If only it had been carrying a coconut, you know, to use as a shield.


Nevermind
 
2012-11-24 02:18:21 AM
I was watching a sparrow chase a hawk this morning. so I got a kick out of the headline.
 
2012-11-24 02:56:45 AM
Mistake are hard to swallow
 
2012-11-24 04:21:52 AM
Nature raw and red in tooth
 
2012-11-24 04:22:33 AM
Upon glancing upon the "More from The Local" tab Sweden may have more to worry about


Swedish 12 year old raped in Thai resort
The Swedish sex law that shook the world
Sex by the train tracks causes passenger delays
Rare owl convalescing in southern Sweden
'A guy wearing a dress is not a sexual thing': Yohio
Dyed pork scandal sinks Swedes' trust in meat
 
2012-11-24 04:36:59 AM
*Coughs*... Nature, you scary.
 
2012-11-24 04:48:42 AM
I guess Americans aren't safe anywhere.
 
2012-11-24 04:49:21 AM
Now if would have been an African Swallow....
 
2012-11-24 04:50:21 AM
Are they going to have a holiday to commemorate the hawk's heroic act in stopping the invasion of the Yankee Sky Rats?
 
2012-11-24 04:50:35 AM
Story about a migratory swallow...reminds me of something...Oh well, it'll come to me eventually.

/couldn't be a king, don't know about these kinds of things
 
2012-11-24 04:52:35 AM
Well, to be fair, the sparrow hawk must have been waiting a long time for some food to fly by.
 
2012-11-24 05:02:52 AM
FTA: "Bird enthusiasts watching the only American Cliff Swallow to ever grace Sweden's skies were shocked on Tuesday when a hawk swooped in and killed the wayward swallow before their very eyes."

Why would they be shocked? If they are bird enthusiasts, surely they know about birds' behavior and diet.

/stop calling me Shirley.
 
2012-11-24 05:03:57 AM
The swallow migrated TO Sweden at this time of year?!? Yeah, I think Darwin would have taken care of that little guy if the hawk hadn't gotten there first.

/and subby, reading is hard...
 
2012-11-24 05:04:42 AM
Since we're doing Monty Python...

It flew all that way to Scandinavia? He must have pining for the fjords.
 
2012-11-24 05:20:05 AM
xanadian: Well, THAT was hawkward....

....

You're a bad person.
 
2012-11-24 05:44:50 AM
Survival of the fittest. That'd be....me!
 
2012-11-24 06:20:52 AM
rare to see one there
rarer to see one eaten there.

win win
 
2012-11-24 06:23:20 AM
cdn.buzznet.com
 
2012-11-24 06:24:07 AM
fark you hark, fark you orl.


-got nuthin
 
2012-11-24 06:26:51 AM

Hilary T. N. Seuss: Since we're doing Monty Python...

It flew all that way to Scandinavia? He must have pining for the fjords.


Perhaps it grasped the husk of a migratory coconut?
 
2012-11-24 06:31:48 AM
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-11-24 06:40:48 AM

RoyBatty: If only it had been carrying a coconut, you know, to use as a shield.


Came here for coconut reference. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-11-24 07:36:11 AM
The Germans call the American Robin Wanderdrossel the wandering thrush. Also the European wren is actually the Winter Wren, an American bird thought to have blown over within the last 10,000 years.

So it is possible for bird to accidentally cross the Atlantic, at least West-East.
 
2012-11-24 07:59:03 AM
They could write a saga about this.
 
2012-11-24 08:04:06 AM
Where the fark are the pictures?
 
2012-11-24 08:04:37 AM
That's one way to handle an invasive species.
 
2012-11-24 08:06:30 AM
The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plover may seek warmer climes in winter, yet these are not strangers to our land?
 
2012-11-24 08:14:47 AM
What a swallow may look like:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-24 08:16:10 AM
Send her up to my room after the show.
 
2012-11-24 08:20:16 AM

CreampuffCasperMilktoast: What a swallow may look like:

[25.media.tumblr.com image 480x600]


What might a pussy look like?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-24 08:57:43 AM
We had a similar story about an American robin in England five years ago. Oh Jane look at the cute little red-bellied blackbird *chomp*

I have also seen pictures of a stray ocean bird blown off course by a hurricane to Upstate New York. It was being eaten by a gull.
 
2012-11-24 09:24:42 AM
TIL Monty Python isn't funny.

Stop laughing.
 
2012-11-24 09:44:50 AM

lar_m: CreampuffCasperMilktoast: What a swallow may look like:

[25.media.tumblr.com image 480x600]

What might a pussy look like?

 

cypresscreekanimalhospital.com
 
2012-11-24 09:46:14 AM
A year or so ago, one of the other tenants in my apartment building set up a feeding station in our parking lot for birds and he would sit out there, watching them feed. It got to be quite popular with the local pigeons and sparrows, but the word seems to have gotten out to predators, as well.

One day, he was sitting there watching the birds when a hawk swooped in, less than ten feet from him and nailed one of the sparrows, flying off with it. The guy was so shook up by it, he took down the feeding station.
 
2012-11-24 09:47:31 AM
Photog says he captured the moment of the kill, and then they don't print the picture? Useless.
 
2012-11-24 09:51:05 AM
The picture is at the top of the article.
 
2012-11-24 10:44:57 AM

ilambiquated: The Germans call the American Robin Wanderdrossel the wandering thrush. Also the European wren is actually the Winter Wren, an American bird thought to have blown over within the last 10,000 years.

So it is possible for bird to accidentally cross the Atlantic, at least West-East.


There are populations of Canada geese in Europe
 
2012-11-24 10:56:29 AM
image.spreadshirt.com
 
2012-11-24 11:21:29 AM

Mister Peejay: Hilary T. N. Seuss: Since we're doing Monty Python...

It flew all that way to Scandinavia? He must have pining for the fjords.

Perhaps it grasped the husk of a migratory coconut?


It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios!
 
2012-11-24 03:47:56 PM

Aulus: A year or so ago, one of the other tenants in my apartment building set up a feeding station in our parking lot for birds and he would sit out there, watching them feed. It got to be quite popular with the local pigeons and sparrows, but the word seems to have gotten out to predators, as well.

One day, he was sitting there watching the birds when a hawk swooped in, less than ten feet from him and nailed one of the sparrows, flying off with it. The guy was so shook up by it, he took down the feeding station.


My wife had bird feeder set up by our back patio, and we had a red shouldered hawk who took advantage of it as well one time . On a Sunday afternoon about a year and a half ago while looking out my kitchen window I see a hawk perched on my railing that leads from the kitchen door to the patio, the bird was casually munching on a sparrow he had apparently seized from around the feeder. He was there for over an hour, was disconcerting to see him there staring at us while he was dining. My wife and I learned what it was like to be 'watched like a hawk". And no, i was not about to go out there and shoo it away, that bird looked awfully mean
 
2012-11-24 05:40:25 PM
*scans headline*

.............................

i651.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-24 08:14:42 PM

boinkingbill: Now if would have been an African Swallow....


Of course, African swallows are non-migratory.
 
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