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Male Sparrowhawk(garden photo). 5th-May-2012 | by Testudo Man
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Male Sparrowhawk(garden photo). 5th-May-2012

The weather was not good today, so "garden watching" was the order of the day! Ive seen several sightings of sparrowhawks these last couple of weeks, so it was just a matter of time before I photographed this male.

He is feeding on a small bird, and is sitting on my neighbours outside wall.

The birds were making a hell of a noise in my garden, and I couldn't see what all the commotion was about. So I went out into my back garden, and saw a Starling going mad up in my neighbours tree. Then I spotted the sparrowhawk directly below the frantic starling, and rushed back inside to grab my camera.

 

Whilst this is not a pretty sight, it is nature at work here. Birds of Prey are at the top of the food chain, and this is what they do to survive.

 

These Sparrowhawk photos are not the best quality, because of poor light ;-)

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Taken on May 5, 2012