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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:29 pm    Post subject: Saparrowhawk Reply with quote

saw this today


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

having problem with loading pic, but saw the above today when cutting grass, thought |i cut some tissue and when I looked behind this is what I saw, didn't think he would stay as I raced off to get camera, could live to be a thousand and may never see this again.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A female I think as the male is smaller and not as impressive-looking.......a wonderful photo, thank you for posting it.
What is the bird that she is eating...is it a pigeon ?
I have enjoyed many sightings of sparrowhawks in our own garden.....inevitable I suppose as we have many feeders, but I'm philosophical about the odd victim.....it's the natural cycle of life.
A beautiful bird......
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic Photo, Greengage.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was a pigeon, tks for compliment but it was a fluke shot.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant Picture!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great pic thanks for sharing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a good photo you have managed to capture. You are right, you might never see this in your lifetime again. Such a clear photograph, thank you for sharing it with us
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those eyes........................ the eyes of a killer. Razz

Folks, don't forget to right click the image, then click view image to see an enlarged version.

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