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Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 12:25AM
Great spot and capture Nathan, a great set of images of this great looking raptorSmile


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mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
23 Aug 2014 12:38AM
Fine shots through your window Nathan.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
23 Aug 2014 1:01AM
Envious of you Mr. N Dods- --- two superb captures!
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 100 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 1:50AM
What on Earth is 'up to scratch' anyway. These shots might not be the sharpest ever but they are taken through glass and record a priceless encounter so well done you! I'm envious. I can't even hold a camera unless sitting down at the moment and that is only of Garrath gets it for me!
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
23 Aug 2014 1:58AM
Three very good shots. Lucky you to have spotted this bird and have the time to capture him.
debu 9 India
23 Aug 2014 2:15AM
Lovely set of images.
Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
23 Aug 2014 4:21AM
What a lovely surprise it must have been Nathan !! Great captures of this beautiful bird GrinGrinGrin Have a super day !
23 Aug 2014 4:59AM
Lucky sign
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
23 Aug 2014 5:47AM
A superb spot and captures, Nathan, your garden is proving to be a haven for wildlife. Carol
tonyguitar Plus
7 77 37 Canada
23 Aug 2014 6:15AM
Three Beautiful images especially the two intimate portraits. I'm guessing he was hoping to catch a visitor to your bird feeder. A similar hawk zoomed in low across the lawn and into the bushes and then popped out looking left and right having missed the kill. A thrilling moment but a mental image as the camera was out of reach. Excellent catch on your part. TG
Bantu 6 7 1 India
23 Aug 2014 6:30AM
Nathan,there is always something to learn from you.

23 Aug 2014 6:52AM
Great shot, I wonder why he was there?... Did he get anything from the garden or were BT working on the telegraph poles so he couldn't land there .........


23 Aug 2014 7:13AM
Excellent captures Nathan, fine set,
23 Aug 2014 7:35AM
A moment well seized. Lovely images.
nonur Plus
10 18 13 Turkey
23 Aug 2014 7:41AM
Hope your pigeons are safe, Nathan. Three great shots.
rayme330 7 17 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 8:00AM
It is a great thrill to experience such an event, Nathan and you did well to capture it so completely.

netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
23 Aug 2014 8:07AM
These are Brilliant Nathan,he must have thought that there were something there for him to eat.
It must be a big garden
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 8:12AM
Very impressed Nathan, fancy getting the chance to take these from your windowSmile
a lovely set to be proud of
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
23 Aug 2014 8:42AM
Seeing them (we see them every day here) is one thing - taking their picture is a completely different matter.
Well done, Nathan - especially with V1.
10 10 10 England
23 Aug 2014 8:48AM
Lucky you, and what an excellent set you've captured.
23 Aug 2014 8:54AM
Super shot super picture, Could do with him in my garden to get rid of wood pigeonsSmile
23 Aug 2014 9:08AM
What a surprise you have had, Nathan!
Three excellent captures.
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 9:19AM
What a wonderful thrill for you and very fortunate that you had that camera handy.
Lovely close up of the eye.
Enjoy whatever you've decided for today's activity.
Your painting was beautiful.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 9:48AM
To have nature to come to you, is a joy indeed, and you've captured this magnificent bird superbly Nathan.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
23 Aug 2014 10:18AM
A great find in your garden & you did not miss the opportunity to photograph him
3 super images Nathan
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
23 Aug 2014 10:43AM
We had one visit once...took a wood pigeon out...they fly very low and fast and rarely perch where visible...well found..what a treat GrinGrinGrin
Excellent images Nathan despite the constraints on taking the shots. Had one in our garden yesterday afternoon that took a pigeon.


23 Aug 2014 10:44AM
First class Nathan well taken

TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
23 Aug 2014 11:03AM
Lucky you getting a visitor like this, Nathan! Smile Three fine captures of fine chap (or chapess?) especially taken through glass SmileSmile
Trev Smile
Herge88 Plus
12 40 5 England
23 Aug 2014 11:40AM
Like the portrait style of version two here Nathan.

Best Matt
TonyDy Plus
10 52 3 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 12:00PM
Great set, Nathan - I had one a few weeks ago with a starling it had caught.
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
23 Aug 2014 12:50PM
It's always a thrill when we see one of these in the garden. Usually eating a pigeon.
Well worth a shot.
23 Aug 2014 1:31PM
Great spot and well captured
What a lovely visitor to have in your garden Nathan and even better that you managed to capture the moment. Three lovely images, well done! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileCarol
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 36 Norway
23 Aug 2014 4:50PM
A magnificent, proud creature. Well captured through the window, which gives a soft-focus effect.

Jenny-D 9 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 6:18PM
Superb set Nathan.

Jenny Smile
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 7:35PM
Terrific shots
NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
23 Aug 2014 7:41PM
Tonight about 1.5 hrs ago I had an unexpected visitor in the garden, I heard a very loud noise turned round and the Vulcan Bomber was heading straight for me (or so it seemed) I was awash with excitement, couldn't keep the dam camera steady...........she was flying very low, so low I could see the pilot...........the cockpit is so small and the window so very small I was amazed to see the pilot when I downloaded the images..........we also had a female Sparrowhawk yesterday........what a great weekend so far.............GrinGrinGrinGrin
24 Aug 2014 10:20AM
Excellent pictures. We get quite a few around here but they are wonderful birds. One captured a blackbird in my garden once - I felt awful, especially as the poor bird was squawking and the Sparrowhawk just looked me in the eye and flew off!!
24 Aug 2014 1:35PM
Great set of images, V2 for me great clarity and focal point.

All I get is blackbirds and robins.


24 Aug 2014 2:40PM
get then around here a lot Nathan after the wee birds but you have to admire their skill good captures through the window

DerekL 14 211 24 England
29 Aug 2014 11:30AM
Nice set Nathan.
Bet the other birds weren't as happy to see him, as you were?

madbob 14 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 12:25PM
in right place at right time well taken
kojak 6 14 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 7:02PM
Nice capture of a beautiful Sparrowhawk
stu8fish 7 3 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2014 12:40AM
Gottalove a good Sparrowhawk pic. Nice,
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
6 Sep 2014 12:28AM
Would love to see one locally, one visited our local allotments a while ago when i was at work. My old man saw one take a pigeon from the church next to them and then proceed to pluck and eat it in a tree a few yards from our allotment. A fine set Nathan, I'm sure he'll be back again in the winter for a takeaway from your bird feeders!

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