The Secret Life of the Sparrowhawk.

The Secret Life of the Sparrowhawk - The film covers the lives of sparrowhawks throughout the year from November to August when all adult and juvenile sparrowhawks disperse and covers why up to 19 species of songbird choose to nest right next to it.A film 10 years in the Making ... I was told it was virtually impossible to do!

The film covers the lives of sparrowhawks throughout the year from November to August when all adult and juvenile sparrowhawks disperse and covers why up to 19 species of songbird choose to nest right next to it.

The closer the songbirds nest to the sparrowhawk the more successful they are in rearing there broods keeping the balance of nature just right.

** Running Time approximately 58 minutes **

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The Secret Life of the Sparrowhawk

These are people who helped me along my mammoth journey as an unknown film maker making a film i was told virtually impossible to do 10 years in the making,the film covers the whole lives of the sparrowhawk.

  • Sir David Attenbourgh (Need i say anything about this amazing man)
  • Chris Packham (TV Presenter, Broadcaster and good friend)
  • Chris Sperring MBE (Of the Hawk and Owl Trust)
  • Professor Ian Newton (Wrote the book The Sparrowhawk and spent many years studying there lives.)
  • David Cobham (Famous for Producing and Directing Tarka The Otter)
  • Dave Culley (Filmed,Directed and produced The Secret Lives of The Sparrowhawk.)

The Secret Life of the Sparrowhawk covers why songbirds choose to nest right next to the sparrowhawk, the sparrowhawk has always been persecuted and very much misunderstood, the sparrowhawk plays a big part in the songbirds lives at times giving them protection to raise up to 3 successful broods nesting right under its feet.

This helps to keep the balance of nature just right!

The DVD will be available from around the 28th October 2012, this is a world first and all of my footage is of wild birds and animals nothing faked by using pet birds or animals.

** Running Time approximately 58 minutes **

A sneak peak at what you can expect in "The Secret Life of the Sparrowhawk"

Regards Dave Culley.

Cornwall - The Wild Peninsula

Cornwall - The Wild PeninsulaA great friend of mine has a new DVD out which is available to purchase on Amazon.

'Cornwall - The Wild Peninsula' follows the wildlife of Cornwall throughout the seasons of the year. Most visitors to Cornwall spend their time here visiting the fantastic beaches and tourist attractions, the locals know of another Cornwall - the one where an incredible amount of wildlife lives right here, on our doorsteps. This film is a celebration of those wild treasures. Peter McMurdie is a cameraman based in Cornwall and has worked on many BBC wildlife programmes and films, some of which have been presented by Chris Packham, Mike Dilger, and Nick Baker.

Peter taught me filming skills many years ago when i was just starting out in wildlife filming.

Welcome to Sparrowhawk Island

Sparrowhawk Island is a web site dedicated to capturing live footage of many species of British birds, but mainly the Sparrowhawk as it lives in the wild.

Our live streaming web cams are permanently fixed in our wood in Cheshire, England and capture much of the goings on in a Sparrowhawk’s typical daily routine.

Learn more about sparrowhawk island

Sparrowhawk Island on BBC Springwatch 2010.

"Not your average cam site...."

Sparrowhawk web camsThis isn't your average online web cam site. Our web cams allow us to follow every aspect of the sparrowhawks life, whether its in the nest, feeding time or the male bringing kills in.  You will see the female Sparrowhawk leave the nest and take the kill away from the male to feed herself and her chicks. 

We also have web cams focused on our mating and courtship branch and of course a secondary web cam trained on our watering hole.

The rest of the cams are situated throughout the wood in all of their favourite hotspots, this means you're guaranteed a good show.

"Make a donation."

make a donation to Sparrowhawk Island via PayPalThe upkeep of our website, 20 web cams (standard and night vision), live streaming service and upkeep of the wildlife habitat is all funded from our own pockets and via donations from kind members of the public, people viewing the Sparrowhawk Island website and local businesses.

100% of everything we earn from any donations goes back into looking after the environmental area and these magnificent birds of prey.

If you would like to make a donation via PayPal please click here to learn more

Sparrowhawk Island

Our Sparrowhawk cams and live footage of other British birds and wildlife.

All of our live streaming Sparrowhawk and wildlife cams are funded out of our own pocket and from donations from the public.  Our camera's stream live footage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As more interest grows more cameras will be added.

We also have our cameras pointed at a Blackbirds nest, a Long Tailed Tit, a Robin and many others will follow.

Our 2010 bird cams are now live. We are currently capturing live footage of our Sparrowhawk's, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Blue tit, Great tit, Mallard and Grey Wagtail.

Our 2010 bird cams are now live. We are currently capturing live footage of our Sparrowhawk's, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Mallard and Grey Wagtail. 
View our live sparrowhawk and wildlife web cams here

Our 2010 bird cams are now live. We are currently capturing live footage of our Sparrowhawk's, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Mallard and Grey Wagtail.

FREE Sparrowhawk footage and clips

Take a look at some of our FREE Sparrowhawk footage and video clips.  Our FREE videos can also be found on YouTube.

Recent News

February 2010 was spent filming footage of wildlife on our river weaver with filming legend Johnny Kingdom.

Johnny Kingdom and myself during Febraury 2010 filming footage on our river weaver.

Out and about at some of the recent UK bird shows.

Pete McMurdie during filming some of the fantastic footage for our website.

Pete McMurdie during filming some of the fantastic footage for our website.

Rupert Smith (Johnny Kingdom's Cameraman) and Chris Packham from BBC's Springwatch program

Rupert Smith (Johnny Kingdom's Cameraman), during filming of footage of these illusive birds. He is currently in talks about making a film showcasing the Sparrowhawk.

Chris Packham shall be joining us throughout Spring 2010 as this is his favourite British Bird.

Simon King at the Rutland Bird Fair

Meeting Simon King during the Rutland Bird fair. Whilst with Simon, several film clips and images were passed over to him to view our Sparrowhawks in the wild.

Many thanks to our cam supplier.

Spy Camera CCTV - Cam suppliers to Sparrowhawk Island

Spy Camera CCTV manufacture security cam systems. From hidden, pinhole, wired and wireless spycams to full surveillance kit to include DVR's, PVR's, mini LCD screens and much more.

Visit website: www.spycameracctv.com

Many thanks to our streaming provider.

CheckItLive.com. We aim to bring you 100% live webstreams so you can watch a fascinating array of places, activities and creatures in real time, right now.

CheckItLive.com. We aim to bring you 100% live web-streams so you can watch a fascinating array of places, activities and creatures in real time, right now.

Many thanks to our friends at Stealth Wildlife.

Stealth wildlife watching supplies and products, designers and manufactures of affordable wildlife watching and wildlife photography equipment are pleased to support Sparrowhawk Island.

Stealth wildlife watching supplies and products, designers and manufactures of affordable wildlife watching and wildlife photography equipment are pleased to support Sparrowhawk Island. http://www.stealthwildlife.co.uk/

Visit the BBC Springwatch website

Visit the BBC Springwatch website

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