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Incredible Sight

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by JAX, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. JAX

    JAX New Member Registered

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    Yesterday I was looking out of my patio window at my garden when a Kestral swooped down and took one of the sparrows from the ivy just feet away from the window , It promptlyt killed the por sparrow and started plucky it and eating it right in front of me , Luckily I had my camera to hand and took these shots . Ivelived here 35 years and never seen this before , mind yu I have only started feeding my birds so close to the house for about 18 months. I must have at least 20 sparrows ( or did!)

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    Great pics - It must have been exciting to see that in your garden.
     
  3. lurcher girl

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    Great pics. Is a sparrow hawk though not a kestrel- hence the eating of the sparrow!!! You may well see it again as they tend to return to same places to hunt. X
     
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    jayp New Member Registered

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    :thumbsup: Wow, thats a brill pic, lucky to have such a stunning bird in your garden Jax
     
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    Great pictures Jax,Sparrowhawk lovely bird once they land on prey they seem unmovable i have got within a couple of feet whilst out walking
     
  6. JAX

    JAX New Member Registered

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    But I dont really want it in my garden again !! I love my sparrows
     
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    Amazing photos! I know you like the sparrows but all birds have to eat ;)
     
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    Class pics :thumbsup:
     
  9. JAX

    JAX New Member Registered

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    I know. Ive seen the magpies , most years . flying off with one of my baby blackbirds :angry:
     
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    WOW, great pix Jax. Poor sparrow though.
     
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    Tiger Lily New Member Registered

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    Gosh you were lucky to get those photos. Yes he's a male sparrowhawk. We get them in our garden from time to time. We even had one eating a sparrow in our greenhouse for a good 10 minutes one year! Fantastic to watch.

    Lucky you ;)
     

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