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Eurasian Sparrowhawk
I was trying to photograph Swifts that evening, and not having much luck, when this Sparrowhawk appeared out of nowhere. They do sometimes wait for small birds going to roost at that time of day. The hawk only allowed a few shots from below before disappearing again.

Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well.

John
Habitat
Deciduous, mixed or coniferous woodland with adjacent open country. In recent years with decreased persecution has become commoner close to human habitation and is now moving into towns. In winter often found far from woodland, hunting along hedgerows in open farmland or in coastal areas (Opus)
Location
London, UK (taken at home)
Date taken
9 June 2022
Scientific name
Accipiter nisus
Equipment used
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/2500th sec, f/5.6, ISO 640, exposure bias +1⅓ EV
Outstanding detail and focusing in this wonderful flight shot, John.
 
that's a fabulous aerial capture, John, those fine markings are really fantastic, top notch, congratulations, many tfs!!
 

Media information

Category
Britain & Europe
Added by
Jonno52
Date added
View count
563
Comment count
12

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/2500 second(s)
ISO
640
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
Sparrowhawk 443A5416 1500 standard BF.jpg
File size
74.9 KB
Date taken
Thu, 09 June 2022 6:04 PM
Dimensions
1500px x 938px

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