The sparrowhawk debate

I've got sparrowhawks on the brain at the moment. Not literally, but we've had so many letters about them recently that we decided to do some investigating to discover the truth about them. No doubt it will just generate more letters! So are sparrowhawks really destroying our songbird populations? Or are they being needlessly persecuted? Everyone has their own opinions on this, what seems to be the hottest of hot topics in the bird world at the moment. Keep your eyes peeled for our special report in an upcoming issue of Cage & Aviary Birds and maybe we can put the matter to rest once and for all!