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Gee19

By Gee19


Danger!

My daughter spotted this through the window and I sneaked out to take a picture (and to protect my little birds!!). It sat completely still on the roof for several minutes before disappearing. Lovely to see but glad it didn't dive into my garden. I think it's a sparrowhawk - please let me know if I'm wrong.



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Lovely shot! Raptors are so interesting.

7 Feb, 2009

 

Great shot Gee :)

7 Feb, 2009

 

Yes it ia a sparrowhawk. I have also been lucky enough in the past to get pictures of these on my next door neighbours roof but not as clear as yours. Well done Gee.

7 Feb, 2009

 

Beautiful photo of a beautiful bird. Love the lichen on the roof too!

7 Feb, 2009

amy
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What a brilliant photo well done Gee ... I have seen one holding down a pigeon in my garden , it would have killed it if I hadn,t frightened it off .. ...

7 Feb, 2009

 

He is beautiful - pity he has the killing instinct, but he can't help it, lol.

7 Feb, 2009

 

Agree...a beautiful bird,but lethal in the garden.We have one which patrols this area..only the other day found a pile of what looked like female blackbird feathers near the compost heap : (

7 Feb, 2009

 

Gee ,fantastic pic..I'l bet there was not another bird to be seen..

7 Feb, 2009

 

Oh it is Gee.....amazing bird...we had one fly into the shed last year...wonderful to see it close up...that's a good shot.

7 Feb, 2009

 

Yes, I'm pretty sure this is a Sparrowhawk. I've spotted one a few times in our garden. But the firsdt time we were aware of him was when a collared dove crashed into our window as it was trying to get away. It frightened the life out of us! It's great to see them though because, afterall tht's how nature works. Great photo.

7 Feb, 2009

 

Brilliant photo Gee...........

7 Feb, 2009

 

We have buzzards visiting too, took a pic today of one high in a willow tree quite close to where I feed the birds and a crow was stalking it - I know they are dangerous to the little birds, but how awful that they are hounded by crows all the time, guess they know how dangerous they are .

7 Feb, 2009

 

Great shot Gee. What a powerful looking creature. Raptors are all a class of their own. Glad it moved on.

7 Feb, 2009

 

I can't help having respect for these birds even though they cause havoc.

7 Feb, 2009

 

Fantastic photo Gee. Well done.

8 Feb, 2009

 

Great photo Gee.....

8 Feb, 2009

 

well done , great photo

9 Feb, 2009

 

Great shot of a male Sparrowhawk. Top of the food chain and handsome with it. ;~))

8 Dec, 2009

 

Thank you, MW, haven't seen him since but he has all of Romney Marsh to hunt in :)

9 Dec, 2009

 

lovely photo -

10 Nov, 2011



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