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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 26th November, 2012)

Sparrowhawk


Sparrowhawk
Taken in my back garden.

Photo: Keith Fox  (Panasonic DMC-TZ30)
Views: 3,440

Comment by: Ken R on 26th November 2012 at 00:05

Nice, but grizzly photo Keith, nature at work, it seems to have been a fairly large bird that was killed, what would have been?

Comment by: Janice on 26th November 2012 at 00:07

What a great shot Keith - and right on your doorstep. A well siezed opportunity.

Comment by: Spenian on 26th November 2012 at 00:14

Beltin

Comment by: Derek Platt on 26th November 2012 at 01:47

Talk about spitting feathers, I can't wait for the varied comments about this pic.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 26th November 2012 at 07:58

She's a beauty!

Comment by: fred on 26th November 2012 at 08:19

The sparrow did;nt have no chance'; nasty hawk.

Comment by: Mick on 26th November 2012 at 08:45

I bet this event would have great on a video.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 26th November 2012 at 09:07

Great pic - welcome to the club, Keith (see 16th Jan 2011).

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 26th November 2012 at 09:12

Just got to this one, wow!!!! Yes a bit grizzly but a bird has to eat and this is what it is all about. Great photo Keith, cheers!!!

Comment by: john on 26th November 2012 at 09:39

stunning shot , best i have seen for some weeks .

Comment by: Peter rammy on 26th November 2012 at 10:11

Fred,that sparrow was a wood pigeon.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 26th November 2012 at 10:25

Was it a pigeon, by chance.?

Great shot, Keith.

Comment by: piccyme123 on 26th November 2012 at 10:27

Brilliant, but, sad piccy,

Comment by: jathbee on 26th November 2012 at 10:51

Looks like it may be a pigeon, Fred.
A really good photo and a lovely bird.

Comment by: jarhbee on 26th November 2012 at 10:55

I think you are wrong about the video,Mick.
You can't get a picture as sharp as this one on a video camera.

Comment by: Ron D on 26th November 2012 at 11:04

Great picture. I eat birds too.

Comment by: David Barker on 26th November 2012 at 11:05

Well captured Keith,one swooped down on my aviary last week after my budgies probably couldn't see the wire mesh from high up,no harm done.

Comment by: A banks, on 26th November 2012 at 12:33

what a great photo keith, send it to countryfile im sure they would use it for their calender,

Comment by: mw on 26th November 2012 at 12:39

Bet it was a Woodpigeon, by the amount of feathers , and the colour

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 26th November 2012 at 14:38

A regular occurrence in our back garden. Poor pigeons don't stand a chance!

Comment by: Mick on 26th November 2012 at 16:53

Just remembered we had one caught in the garden netting earlier this year and I got it on video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoOkmL9ZwM0&feature=plcp

Comment by: BB on 26th November 2012 at 18:09

A Banks is spot on, this is a Calender shot.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 26th November 2012 at 20:40

OMG !!

Comment by: Maureen Andrews on 26th November 2012 at 21:35

Horrible.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 26th November 2012 at 21:43

Ron D, do you prefer chicken or turkey? - possibly pheasant, grouse or other wild bird?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 26th November 2012 at 22:11

Jean, your comment on Rev.David`s P-a-D 16th Jan. 2011 was slightly longer than yours above !!

Comment by: john on 15th March 2013 at 20:08

keith fox you should be ashamed thats an iternet photo that was in the paper ,i have a copy ???

Comment by: Veronica on 6th April 2019 at 13:31

Nothing left but feathers- perhaps they'll come in for nest making, nothing wasted in nature.... He'll be full for a week after that dinner!

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