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accipiter nisus

  1. We have take-off.

    We have take-off.

    A male sparrowhawk that heard the sound of my camera shutter and flew out of the garden. I have used ON1 to sharpen the photo given the high ISO
  2. Then all the passerines suddenly disappeared ...

    Then all the passerines suddenly disappeared ...

    so I looked around a spied this lurker in a tree nearby. Am I right in thinking it's a Sparrowhawk?
  3. Sheltering from the rain

    Sheltering from the rain

    A male sparrowhawk taking shelter under a branch in my garden
  4. Sparrowhawk


    The recent sparrowhawk from a different angle of view. Today was dull and grey, almost like in November. Thank god its March and we will soon have green trees with warmer weather. The broken stem is a result of heavy snowfall.
  5. Sparrowhawk


    No waste policy, except some feathers.
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  7. Sparrowhawk migrating across the sea

    Sparrowhawk migrating across the sea

    A migrating sparrowhawk flies across the sea to reach the next island. The Changshan Islands are the vital step-stones for migratory birds to cross the Bohai Strait.
  8. Female Sparrowhawk visitor

    Female Sparrowhawk visitor

    Our budgies kicked off a racket behind the curtains, next to the patio doors. When I parted the curtains this lovely lady was eyeing them up and trying to figure why she couldn't get at them. This is the second time one of these has attempted to get an easy snack. The Budgies do have a hide!
  9. Big meal.....Sparrowhawk

    Big meal.....Sparrowhawk

    Had just caught a Wood pigeon along my bicycle trail
  10. Eurasian Sparrowhawk

    Eurasian Sparrowhawk

    Taken when still at my last home. Opportunities for flight shots are much fewer now, though chances of a perched Sparrowhawk (at close range) must be better. Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well, and good birding! John
  11. Sparrowhawk set (Accipiter nisus)

    Sparrowhawk set (Accipiter nisus)

    A day chasing the Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) from a far, the videos usually focus on close-ups, in this case the priority is the setting.
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  13. Eurasian sparrowhawk

    Eurasian sparrowhawk

    Looking for birds in the gardens of our neighbours.
  14. sparrowhawk (female)

    sparrowhawk (female)

    Checking out a bush inside which a number of sparrows and starlings took refuge.
  15. Eurasian Sparrowhawk

    Eurasian Sparrowhawk

    Another shot of the bird photographed on 30 March, this time looking a bit cuckoo-like. Very heavy crop.
  16. Eurasian Sparrowhawk

    Eurasian Sparrowhawk

    Thursday was a good day for raptors. Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well, and good birding! John
  17. Sparrowhawk feeding

    Sparrowhawk feeding

    A short video of a female sparrowhawk feeding on a pigeon in my garden.
  18. Eurasian sparrowhawk

    Eurasian sparrowhawk

    Male flying over my yard.
  19. Eurasian Sparrowhawk

    Eurasian Sparrowhawk

    Heavy crop. I wasn't set up for birds in flight, grabbed a few shots while it was still there. Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well, and good birding! John
  20. Eurasian sparrowhawk

    Eurasian sparrowhawk

    The sprawk made a break on my songbird perch.
  21. Eurasian Sparrowhawk

    Eurasian Sparrowhawk

    Extremely heavy crop, fairly extreme sharpening. The shutter speed, aperture and ISO make no sense for a flight shot, but I'd been photographing perched Redwings and there was no time to change things when this Sparrowhawk suddenly appeared in the distance. Thank you for your comments, stay...
  22. Sparrowhawk


    On the ground after a third failed attack on the birds at my feeding place. Distance to the bird was about 5 meters.
  23. Eurasian sparrowhawk

    Eurasian sparrowhawk

    Autumn migrants soaring.
  24. sparrow Hawk

    sparrow Hawk

    first for me, being watching it over the house since two month, and always miss it, it appears in a flash and just too quick for me. today it was gliding over the house for longer and i managed some shot. yes we got back blue sky, can't say that i miss it though. hope you like it.
  25. Sparrowhawk


    After its tit meal. Still with feathers in the claws.