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Many thanks for yesterdays C&Cs. This is the second time ive seen this at our local feeding station, these feeders trap the birds and makes it easy for the Sparrowhawk, not nice for children to see.
Great capture Brian.
Good capture mate.
Even Sparrowhawks have to eat! I'd never thought about the squirrel-proof feeders being traps for little birds. You must have been quick to catch this!
Hi Brian, I bet that woke you up from your morning snooze! Just showed the wife and she says that she doesn't like nature anymore!!
A sad image, Brian, but the sparrowhawk has to eat, very well captured. Carol
Like you say Brian " not nice to see " but that's nature, superb timing with this shot.
As stated Brian they have to eat but still not nice to see, quick action capture mate!
I've never seen sparrowhawks do this and wouldn't even have thought they could reach through the cages and catch birds. I'll watch out for my local hawk but so far it's only captured pigeons, which it devours in one sitting under the bush at the bottom of the garden.
Great shot - right place, right time.
What a little Sod!.....I wonder if the makers of these Squirrel proof feeders are aware of it, don't get me wrong here, I know the sparrowhawk has to feed. But this makes it a little easier for them!......I've never like these kind of feeders anyway, even more so now! Great capture Bri and thanks for bring it to our attention.....
Well captured. There is one or several that hunt in my back garden. Only feathers or the odd foot left after dinner.
I know, Sparrowhawks also must eat and indeed are beautiful looking birds but just loath it when the strike in our garden. If we see them in time, we chase them off! Well times image here but so very sad to see.
Rather gruesome but that's nature I suppose, amazing timing. - gary
Stunning capture Brian. You must have been really alert to capture this one.
Nicely timed Brian.
bloomin eck! your not safe anywhere these days bird or man!
Great timing Brian.......hope he got away,
Avoid these feeders obviously - know the sparrowhawk has to eat but he can capture his food without the help of humans. Having said that, you did well to capture this shot Brian.
Excellent capture Brian, a sad image but Nature is Nature after all.
Nature is cruel as we all know but a superbly timed shot Brian. Had a sparrowhawk in the garden yesterday and the birds got away fine but he just landed on a perch & stared me out - devil!! No - I hadn't got the camera to hand either!! Lou
Excellent capture Brian,feel sorry for the tit though hope he made it out..Lin
Wherever there is a feeding station, there will be a SH, trying his or her look occasionally.
I have "squirrel busters" on all my feeders at the woods, though not of this design - if I didn't then I could not afford to keep the project going - I found out the hard way, by weeks and weeks of observation
Since I installed them all and adapted some to fit the larger seed feeders, the Greys have cleared off
Perhaps I am fortunate, that there is no easy line of flight for the SH to take, with a quick exit
In the nearly two years I have been at my current set up, I have only seen the SH come in twice and both times missed, though he/she does sit in one of the trees about 30 yard away from time to time.
I might add that I have never seen any evidence either of a kill
Great shot and well timed Brian. I have a female Sparrow Hawk playing havoc with my feeding station ( in my back yard ) , and this week alone its nailed a Collared Dove, Hedge sparrow and a Blackbird , and thats just what I,ve noticed when stood in the kitchen. It wouldnt be so bad if I could get a decent shot of it but its way too quick for me.
Excellent timing, Great Capture
Great capture Brian, spot on timming.
amazing capture brian,great timing,well done indeed.ray
luckily our resident kestrels leave 'my' tits and dunnocks alone I have never thought it necessary to put a cage round the feeder, the doormice usually end up having to jump down to the ground which is to high for their liking
sorry got carried away! of course picture is excellent, perfect timing!
You've captured the moment superbly Brian, they have some of these cage type feeders at Slimbridge too but I haven't seen any birds being taken off them as yet
great shot Brina..poor tit though!!
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