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Old 28-12-2011, 10:12 PM
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Default Sparrowhawk in my garden, first ever time

I've always wanted to photograph a bird of prey, hadnt had a chance, the only time i usually see any is when were holidaying down south. So i couldnt believe it when looking out the window as i saw a stunning sparrowhawk divebomb a pigeon and then for it to fly into my front garden carrying a bird almost as large as it was
Think its a female, only uploaded this one photo, it was zoomed in at max, balanced on a thin round bar, and on a windy overcast day so the photo's are no where near as good as they could have been.

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Old 28-12-2011, 10:14 PM
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Congrats man! A buzzard or sparrowhawk took a dive at the hens a few weeks back
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Old 28-12-2011, 10:41 PM
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Fantastic pic, well done
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Old 28-12-2011, 11:03 PM
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Old 29-12-2011, 02:32 PM
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stunning. my gran had one in her garden also eating a pigeon. it was in her garden for 20mins she said took a few photos sadly none as clear as yours
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Old 29-12-2011, 08:17 PM
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Excellent shot! What a beautiful sparrowhawk.
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Old 29-12-2011, 08:21 PM
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I'm sooo envious. What a great sight and great pic as well.

Best I ever saw was a kestrel that caught a starling in our backyard.
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Old 29-12-2011, 10:37 PM
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Very awesome, I love it when BOP's prey on pigeons. Natural pest control, nothing against pigeons ofcourse there just to damn good at adapting to humans hahaha
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Old 30-12-2011, 08:19 AM
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Awesome Pic mate !!!!!
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Old 30-12-2011, 11:28 AM
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the photo's are no where near as good as they could have been.
Wow man, you set very high standards for yourself.

That's a cracking shot. Well done!

Its a male bird BTW. The hen is brown.
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