Julie Wilkinson has sent the Diary this superb picture of a sparrowhawk. She says, "I captured this chap standing guard over our bird table last night. Beautiful but deadly - all the sparrows were hiding in the bush thankfully. We felt privileged to see him so close up despite the threat to our beloved sparrows."
Julie and her husband Chris run the motorhome and camper van park in Pier Road, Kilchoan, website here.
Many thanks to Julie for the photo.