Animals: Hawk Show

Many a U. S. city is plagued by the noise and dirt of starlings in winter, of sparrows the year round. To the relief of pestered inhabitants occasionally come hawks. In Hartford, Conn, last winter three hawks entertained and gratified townspeople by their daily raids on the city's swarm of starlings. Last week two "sparrow" hawks* were putting on the same kind of helpful show in Springfield, Ill.

A downtown building in Springfield had become infested with thousands of sparrows. One afternoon someone noticed the two hawks hovering over the spot, stopped to watch...

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