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While we were watching the pretty Wheatears on the dry stone dyke behind the car, suddenly a Eurasian Sparrowhawk swooped over the bonnet and headed for the dyke.

Remember I mentioned a big black hole a couple of weeks ago, well he landed right there, and spread his wings for a moment cowling over it. Eventually he moved away, up onto the nearby gate post before flying off.

We went over to investigate the area by the hole, but no sign of feathers and he hadn't got one in his talons when he moved away, so appears the wheatear escaped.

Saturday Fun
Habitat
Grazing land beside upland hill lochan
Location
Drimmie, Perthshire, Scotland
Date taken
19 April, 2024
Scientific name
Accipiter nisus
Equipment used
Nikon Coolpix P900
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
Birdwatching mode
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Fantastic picture of this gorgeous Sparrowhawk taken in a brilliant setting. That yellow eye really pops with its grey plumage and the grey rock. Excellent work D! TFS!
 
Terrific capture of the Sparrowhawk, Deli! Nice to hear that the Wheatear escaped.
I scared the life out of our female Sparrowhawk when I was filling the feeders yesterday. She made a lot of noise and fled into the neighbours' garden.
 

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Category
Britain & Europe
Added by
delia todd
Date added
View count
182
Comment count
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Image metadata

Device
NIKON COOLPIX P900
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
170.0 mm
Exposure time
1/500 second(s)
ISO
220
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
BF Eurasian Sparrowhawk 19 April 2024.jpg
File size
970.8 KB
Date taken
Fri, 19 April 2024 2:47 PM
Dimensions
1500px x 1374px

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