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Killer in the garden

By michaelfox
This is not the sharpest of pictures, being a probably unrealistically big enlargement of an image that I was forced to capture over a much longer distance than I would have liked. A chance glance from my kitchen window at home had brought into view this bird (I'm assuming it is a kestrel) at the far side of the lawn, standing guard over a freshly-killed wood pigeon. A quick dive for my camera and a shot I would never have expected to have made in, of all places, my garden was in the bag.

Tags: Bird of prey Kestrels Wildlife and nature

Voters: callumcorrie, beckybookins, gconant and 9 more

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13 Aug 2020 11:32PM
think its a goshawk
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
14 Aug 2020 12:52AM
I must say, though, that the focus is quite good.
An impressive image, especially when viewed large.

16 Aug 2020 11:39AM
I think it's a sparrowhawk because the lack of feathers on the legs, which allows them to grab small birds out of bushes without getting snagged on anything. Also it looks completely mad, which is normal for sparrowhawks.
Good shot, anyway.


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