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Sparrowhawks not to blame for songbird decline

Blame the Isle of Man's changing landscape, not sparrowhawks, for declining songbird numbers, says an MHK.

Bill Henderson was talking after farmer Ned Kennaugh told Manx Radio he thought there were more of the bird of prey on the Island.

He said sparrowhawks nesting on his land had scared off many other species of bird.

But Mr Henderson says there are other, more significant factors.

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