The small bird of prey flew into a house in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, on Tuesday afternoon.
The police called for backup from the local North East Wildlife and Animal Rescue Centre (New Arc).
The sparrowhawk was released back into the wild, none the worse for being an “unusual” Christmas tree decoration.
Police Scotland said it was “definitely a change from a partridge in a pear tree”.
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