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Yahooo...Sparrowhawk...updated

  • In reply to doggie:

    How big was she?  If she was about jackdaw size she was probably a juvenile male. If she was at least as big as a woodpigeon, she will be a female. Or at least that's what I go by!! Probably totally wrong.

    Cheers, Linda.

    See my photos on Flickr

  • In reply to Sparrow:

    Hi Alan wonderful clear photo's ,these Irish Sprawks don't sit still long enough to get shots like that ,well done

    regards Mick

    Work is for those people that don't Bird-watch!!!!  

  • In reply to doggie:

    Female then.

    Ever heard the expression Hawk Eye??? LOL She will have seen you, she just didn't see you as a threat. Mine sits on the shed roof or in the tree and stares at me!!

    Cheers, Linda.

    See my photos on Flickr

  • In reply to Sparrow:

    Nice pictures,looks like a young female to me.

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • In reply to Lolly_24:

    Great pics of a beautiful bird... We see one from time to time flying through but oddly enough it landed on the pergola about 10 foot from where I was sitting  eating tea.

    Yeah my camera was by my side too so I was able to catch our young female sparrowhawk...

    Well done mate.

  • In reply to Lolly_24:

    Hi Alan.

    Excellent shots. Aren't you one lucky boy,bet you feel on cloud nine.

    Still waiting to get a good photo of mine.

    Some people have all the luck ...sigh.

    Viv.

    Viv.

  • Absolutely fantastic Alan  what a beauty you are a lucky spud , I had one crash land onto my beech hedge on Sunday I was so gutted I couldn't get a pic. I posted on here what had happened and that I was certain that it was a sparrow hawk, I recognized it in an instant because of the outstanding photo's on here that I'd seen

    If only I could be free as the birds the places I could visit would be out of this world

  • In reply to doggie:

    Hi guy's, its so reassuring to know that your all so spot on,  thank you

    If only I could be free as the birds the places I could visit would be out of this world

  • In reply to doggie:

    Wow, some stunning pictures there Alan! I volunteer at a local bird sanctuary that takes in and rehabilitates sick or injured wild birds for release again and I've been lucky enough to have a wild female Sparrowhawk sitting on my hand (whilst wearing a falconry glove I might add!) as calm as anything (she was brought in because she collided with somebodys window and they thought she may have been concussed). Whilst we were cleaning out her cage she was flying around the room and I have to say if I was a small bird I'd have been ducking for cover! One look from those eyes would be enough for me...

    Little Owl

  • In reply to Lolly_24:

    Very handsome bird you have there Doggie, obviously feels quite safe in your patch

    Cin J