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Sparrowhawk with Mouse - (from yesterday)

Sparrowhawk with Mouse - (from yesterday) (Accipiter nisus)

Wet yesterday morning, so through wet double glazing.

Fred has been working his way through the local Mice with a vengeance... at least 4 in the last 3 days. I even saw him on a fence a few gardens along... he had a Mouse there too.

(I'm using Linux for editing ATM, so I'm not sure how these colours compare to Windows... there's always a difference, as I don't calibrate my laptop screen. I think the colours are accurate though)

Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: SLT-A58
Lens: 75-300mm F4.5-5.6
Image Date: 2015-03-29 10:53:01 +01:00
Focal Length: 230.0mm (35mm equivalent: 345mm)
Aperture: /5.6
Exposure Time: 0.010 s (1/100)
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)
White Balance: Auto
Light Source: Unknown
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Copyright: 2015 Chris K
London UK
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Accipiter nisus
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Sony SLT-A58 + Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG APO Macro
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Opus Editor
A cracking Fred picture Chris. He does so well keeping your rodent population down, doesn't he.

I can't find many on-line references to this behaviour, so it's time to update Opus methinks.

Thanks lad.
Wow, what a stunning picture of this brilliant accipiter with a mouse. Brilliant work Chris!!!

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