Starling escapes the clutches of a sparrowhawk by Roy Churchill (3 images)

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A starling managed a lucky escape from the clutches of a sparrowhawk - not that you would know it from this photo.

The starling looks moments from death as it's pinned to the ground in the clutches of the bird of prey's tallens.

Roy Churchill, 74 took these photos in his backgarden in Barnstaple, North Devon.

The retired toolmaker said, 'It all happened in a matter of a second'

'I was upstairs on my computer when my wife called up to say...
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