Sparrowhawk (accipiter nisus)
I was so pleased to capture a few shots of this bird in my small back garden a few days ago that I hope I will be forgiven for posting another in the series of that event. I dont suppose I will ever be so fortunate to repeat the event so I thought perhaps I would make the best of it. This shot, of course, shows the bird spreading his wings over his kill to cover,hide,or protect his meal from others. This action is quite instinctive and, as many will know, is known as 'mantling'.
I do not have the words to sufficiently thank everyone for the tremendous c/c's given to the previous post. But I would like to particularly thank Alda for the GE, Ronnie( ronnieag) Steve (sparrowhawk) Brian (bricurtis) Alan (alan basely) Jason(jasonrwl) Ade (ade osman) Matt (herge88) Geoff (feather friend) Richard (mossy oak) Mike (hasslebladuk). All for their personal awards.