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Patience is a Virtue

19/08/12 My garden. This male Sparrowhawk could hear the Blue Tits in the bush . . so he waited . . but they weren't breaking cover. Eventually he left empty-handed to try his luck elsewhere.



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Great Photo Muddy.

20 Aug, 2012

 

What a beauty,Muddy..a fab photo :o)

20 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks N3tyy and Bloomer - right place, right time.

20 Aug, 2012

 

what a brilliant photo, going going into my favs,

20 Aug, 2012

 

Cheers Yorkshire ;-)

20 Aug, 2012

 

its so good I keep looking at it,

20 Aug, 2012

 

Maybe that's how they mesmerise their prey . . . 'look into my eyes . . focus on nothing else . . you are going into a deeeeep sleeeeep . . GOTCHA!' Lol ;-))

20 Aug, 2012

 

you daft b----r Lol

20 Aug, 2012

 

'Sob . . sob . . that's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me . . . hahahahaha! ;-))

20 Aug, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Fabulous photo Muddy , we have them in our garden and have lost birds to them .....

20 Aug, 2012

 

See I knew you had been around the birds ha ha its so fluffy and so sweet lovely shot

20 Aug, 2012

 

Thank you Amy and Sixpence (you're right as usual!).

20 Aug, 2012

 

How fantastic to see this in your garden , brilliant picture, its going on my favourites so I can keep haviong a peep;0)

20 Aug, 2012

 

Excellent photo! What kind of bird of prey is this, do you know?

20 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks Carole - peep away! ;-)
Thank you Katarina, I forgot to put its name in the caption (have done it now!). It's a male Sparrowhawk and is a fairly regular visitor to my and my neighbours gardens.

20 Aug, 2012

 

WOW!!

21 Aug, 2012

 

and a Wow from me too!

21 Aug, 2012

 

Wow - what a great shot. Beautiful birds !!

21 Aug, 2012

 

Fantastico...to my faves.

22 Aug, 2012

 

great photo!

23 Aug, 2012

 

Appreciate the comments - thank you :-)

23 Aug, 2012

 

Exellent shot too

24 Aug, 2012

 

Thank you Mossy. I couldn't believe my luck when he stayed there long enough for me to go and get my camera, slowly open the window and get some shots!

24 Aug, 2012

 

Great photo! I was sure one landed on my roof the other day but my friend who was visiting at the time thought it was just a pigeon, so maybe I was getting carried away lol ;o)

24 Aug, 2012

 

From the downy feathers I could assume that he's a juvenile?...perched on one foot...was he trying to make the little birds think he was roosting? Really a great shot...

27 Aug, 2012

 

Must have been hungry to linger so long. If young he could lack experience in concealing himself for a planned attack.

27 Aug, 2012

 

what a lovely shot Muddy, he likes his feet in the sun!
looks as if he hasnt got a clue what to do next, probably trying to remember the correct technique for chasing bluetits out of a bush, 'mum help please!'

8 Sep, 2012



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