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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 24th September, 2011)

Sparrow Hawk


Sparrow Hawk
Our resident bird catcher, taken in our back garden.

Photo: John Burns  (Sony A55 SLTA)
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Comment by: John H on 24th September 2011 at 00:57

What can I say, Beautiful shot

Comment by: Stew on 24th September 2011 at 01:03

WOW......... Absolutely stunning photo.

Comment by: Ron D on 24th September 2011 at 08:20

Well caught.

Comment by: alan lad on 24th September 2011 at 10:03

a belter .perched so proud

Comment by: Dot on 24th September 2011 at 10:12

Fantastic photo, and so very clear. Better than the ones I took at a bird falconry centre , well done.

Comment by: kev on 24th September 2011 at 10:42

nice concrete piller and wrought iron gate

Comment by: Eric H on 24th September 2011 at 11:35

Superb picture, This is how birds should be, FREE,

Comment by: Jack T on 24th September 2011 at 11:37

Kev You should see if someone can take you out more often.

Comment by: john on 24th September 2011 at 12:02

The sparrow hawk vists my garden every day, morning ,afternoon and late evening .have some better shots i will post shortly .

Comment by: Harry C. on 24th September 2011 at 16:38

Good One John, like to see your others. H.

Comment by: Bob on 24th September 2011 at 16:51

Well said Jack T, and Kev, it's a concrete post and not a piller.
Great photo John...lovely.

Comment by: David Barker on 24th September 2011 at 18:28

Well done John ,spot on .

Comment by: rebian on 24th September 2011 at 18:31

Good focus on the eye, good shot

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 24th September 2011 at 18:48

Superb Sprawk! VERY well done!

Comment by: John H on 24th September 2011 at 19:13

Gen question, Can anyone inform me please. is this a sparrow hawk or Kestril?

Comment by: Fred Mason on 24th September 2011 at 22:00

Deferably a Sparrowhawk. A Kestrel is much different. I watched sparrowhawks sweep into my garden and grab the small birds.

Great photo, John.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 24th September 2011 at 22:59

|Fantastic photo but I hate the idea of them taking the smaller birds !

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 25th September 2011 at 11:06

It's a female Sparrowhawk, John H, the male has blue-grey upper parts.
The female Kestrel is a little smaller and has a mainly rusty-brown tail.

Comment by: John H on 27th September 2011 at 21:06

Thanks for your replies, I really appreciate your help. I love wild life, & all animals. Obviously I love photographs like this. Nice to know what they are. Special thanks to Colin Harlow, its not the first time you have helped me out.

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