I just happened to glance out of the window. There had been a lot of noise from the resident sparrows and tits (great. blue and coal). They had been squabbling earlier about territory and I assumed that they were just doing more of the same. Then I saw the Sparrow Hawk sitting in the Chery Tree. Was he (for it is a male) guarding the nuts? I sneeked upstairs to get the camera and managed to take this shot through the kitchen window. He did not hang around long and soon flew off. But a dull day, a tedious day was suddenly special.
More later on what the tits are up to.