It was ringed as one of a brood of 3 chicks in a nest in the North of the Island on 2nd July 2009. Sean then caught it a year later during one of his mist netting sessions at Port Lewaigue on 24th October 2010 (pictured below).
2nd Cal year female Sparrowhawk, Maughold, IoM 2010 (c)grayimages.co.uk
Then, unfortunately, it flew into the glass wall of a bus stop and died at Ballajora, Maughold on 19th April this year. Collisions with glass are a common cause of death in birds, in fact in our recovery reports where the cause of death is known, hitting glass is second only to birds killed by pet cats.
Ballajora is only a couple of kilometres from Port Lewaigue so it seems likely that this female Sparrowhawk had its territory in Maughold. An unfortunate end to such a stunning bird.