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Old 31-03-2013, 03:41 AM
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I live in an urban area too. The first time I saw one in my garden I was standing just inside open patio doors watching the busy bird feeders about ten feet away, suddenly a bird crashed into a shrub just below them like a bolt of lightning, I thought it was a spooked Pidgeon, then it appeared the otherside of the shrub climing up the fence using its beak, for a split secound I thought it was an escaped Cockatiel before realising it was a young male Sparrowhawk. We made eye contact for a secound or two then it shot almost verticaly up in to the air and was gone. (empty taloned )
I have seen plenty of successful strikes in the garden since, Greenfinches seem to be top of the menu !

Edit.... Fantastic photo btw how lucky were you !
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