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Breakfast Guest

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Dave Rosser, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. This fellow joined my wife and I for breakfast this morning using the back lawn outside the kitchen window as a plate :smile:
    He is a sparrowhawk and his breakfast is a collared dove :eek: 
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    Both D1H with 80-400 hand held.
     
  2. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Great shots !!
    Had that happen to me just the other day, only mine didn't stay to eat :smile:

    see here

    Another vote for keeping camera at hand and always watching out for Photo ops

    Well done
     
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  3. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Graphic but impressive. Way to go Dave!! :wink:
     
  4. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  5. Wow, he is kind of a messy eater. :eek:  Nice shots, clear, graphic and well done.
     
  6. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Nice shots, Dave! When the feathers are still on the bird it doesn't look like as many as when they're plucked like that. Looks like that hawk was aggressively trying to get to the good parts.
     
  7. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great shots.

    Boy what a mess he left :>))
     
  8. great shot, but no sparrow hawk, looks to be a Coopers Hawk.
     
  9. Definitely a young male Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) not a Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) which we don't get in the UK though they are very similar in looks and have very similar behavior i.e. hunts around houses and birdfeeders.
     
  10. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  11. My wife and I are off to Texas next month to do some birding in the Rio Grande / South Padre area so I have bought a copy of the American Birding Bible (Sibley) - I had to look up what a Cooper's Hawk was in there. I think Americans sometimes call there (small) American Kestral a Sparrow Hawk.
     
  12. Couldn't have said it better myself...
     
  13. For "there" above read "their"
     
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