Yesterday at dusk the female Sparrowhawk in the picture below caught a Collard Dove in my front garden. After dragging the prey into cover she proceeded to pluck the dove but was flushed away by a cat. The cat showed no interest in eating the dove and just strolled away. It seemed such a waste, so I decided to leave the corpse overnight and if it was still there in the morning take it away. At first light this morning I was surprised to find the Sparrowhawk had returned and was busy consuming her meal. This took at least an hour and twenty minutes to my knowledge and prevented me from leaving the house.