Sparrowhawk


Posted by Peter Ireland on Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:03 am

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I saw this Sparrowhawk fly into this tree but then I lost it. It wasn't until I looked through my long lens that I relocated him. I waited and waited for the right moment, then finally I got him looking back at me.

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by peter makuch on Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:55 am
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I like it in his own natural environment, nicely presented too PETER
 

by david fletcher on Wed Nov 29, 2023 12:04 pm
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This is really cool Peter. Love how its piercing eyes hold the attention.
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by paul fletcher on Wed Nov 29, 2023 9:14 pm
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Always nice to see birds of prey, featured, Peter. The framing between the branches, adds an attractive element to the photograph here. The eyes are a highlight, as well.
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu Nov 30, 2023 8:36 am
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The little local birds must be quaking in their shoes with this beauty around! Those eyes won't miss a thing. Nice one Peter!

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by Peter Ireland on Thu Nov 30, 2023 9:51 am
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Carol Clarke wrote: The little local birds must be quaking in their shoes with this beauty around!  Those eyes won't miss a thing.  Nice one Peter!

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The strange thing is,this tree was very close to a lake, so the only birds close by were large ducks.Maybe his eyes were bigger than its belly :)
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu Nov 30, 2023 3:23 pm
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Peter Ireland wrote:
Carol Clarke wrote: The little local birds must be quaking in their shoes with this beauty around!  Those eyes won't miss a thing.  Nice one Peter!

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The strange thing is,this tree was very close to a lake, so the only birds close by were large ducks.Maybe his eyes were bigger than its belly :)

Maybe so, if it is a smaller male, Peter.  :)   The female which is 25% bigger than the male can easily take a pigeon and has been known to take a magpie and even a small crow.  Perhaps if the ducks were all larger than that, it was wishful thinking.



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by Karl Egressy on Thu Nov 30, 2023 4:55 pm
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Great eye contact nice find and image.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Nov 30, 2023 9:26 pm
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Great find, pose and stare, Peter.
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