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Collared Sparrowhawk: Scanners on Full Alert

Collared Sparrowhawk, Accipiter cirrhocephalus

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Been hearing her warning calls for a couple of weeks. High pine trees make for an impossible task to spot the nest.

 

As we walked past the other morning, she shot out of a clump of leaves, took a small bird (guess- sparrow or Yellow-rumped Thornbill) Flew back into the trees, and a few seconds later re-emerged to land in the open and began scanning for more.

 

Satisfied it had a prey it flew to the other side of the pines and we lost it from sight.

 

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To all my wonderful Flickr followers, thanks for your support this past year.

 

I'm off for a week to recharge the batteries, clean up the accumulating mess of my photos database and take some time away from screen.

 

Be back next week raring to go.

 

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Taken on January 11, 2021