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By AdrianTurner  
................................ it's not a sparrow?

Took this from my living room window this afternoon. Couldnt believe it when this Sparrow Hawk ( thanks to VinceJ for the ID) decided to use my dilapidated shed roof as its butchers block! It didnt seem at all bothered by my intrusion through the opened window some 40 or so foot away but flew off when I ventured outside to try and get a different angle.

1/400th sec @ f/3.5

Worth a look at the larger size

All comments welcome. Thanks for looking.


Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: VinceJones, Rodmac, JouŠo and 14 more

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VinceJones 13 862 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 6:24AM
Amazing shot Adrian of a female Sparrow Hawk what looks to be eating a Starling. Incredible shot especially through glass. This shows the benefits of clean windows, looks like she as spotted you by the look at that stare



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AdrianTurner 14 350 Wales
2 May 2006 6:27AM
Chears Vince. thanks for the ID. not through glass though, I had the window open.

Rodmac 12 17 Scotland
2 May 2006 6:31AM
A truly stunning image - well done. It pays to have a camera always ready to hand!
fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 6:54AM
These are not the easiest of creatures to capture. To get one with its prey is particularly good - well done.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
2 May 2006 7:20AM
Very well captured,looks like you've been sussed !
ShedMan 12 3 2 South Africa
2 May 2006 8:00AM
Excellent shot, so well captured as he's looking up at you. The one that very infrequently visits my garden never hangs around long enough to let me get the camera ready!!

The Shed Man
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 9:46AM
One of "those moment" shots....
Nature in the raw

54 luca 14 2 Wales
2 May 2006 9:51AM
Definitely not a budgie, or a canary. Great capture - you must have been quick off the mark with the camera before it got away.

Nice one.

pcjackso Junior Member 13 7
2 May 2006 10:52AM
A Great capture.
AdrianTurner 14 350 Wales
2 May 2006 12:28PM
Thanks to all for commenting.

bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 1:37PM
Ajack 12
2 May 2006 2:05PM
A super capture
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 9:33PM
A superb capture, and well spotted and caught.Excellent detail. I like the one lone flying feather too.


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