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Monday, 2 November 2015

Sparrowhawk

A nice morning walk with my daughter on my old patch at Woodford was unseasonably warm. It was the 1st November, but I should have dressed for the 1st July. A nice treat and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The birds and wildlife seemed to be enjoying it too, with lots of activity everywhere. Sometimes this place in winter can feel very lonely and devoid of all life, but yesterday it was buzzing.
Jays, Nuthatch, Pipits and Wagtails were all in evidence, as were Tree Sparrows and winter Thrushes.

I love to see birds of prey, and we were greeted by a few. Common Buzzard circled and called overhead, while a female Sparrowhawk darted out from a pine tree and enjoyed the thermals, and I enjoyed the opportunity to take some pictures.







32 comments:

  1. A Sparrowhawk in flight, excellent images.

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  2. What wonderful photos. The lighting is just perfect.

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  3. Wonderful to see Adam... lovely images.
    2015 has to go down as a wonderful year weather wise... it rained while I worked and was warm and sunny when I didn't.

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  4. Beautiful in-flight images. Great captures.

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  5. So great and so myjestically !
    Greetings from Germany
    This is My post

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  6. Such a regal bird. I love watching hawks.
    Great captures.
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/waiting-for-metro.html

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  7. Such stunning photos, they really are quite spectaular birds

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  8. Beautiful captures! We have lots of buzzards and kestrels where we live in West Sussex but now that I've seen your photos I'm pretty sure I saw a sparrowhawk here recently too!

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  9. Awesome flight shots, your Sparrowhawk is a handsome bird.

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  10. Oh you got some wonderful pictures of the sparrowhawk in flight. I recently walked around for an hour with a barn owl on my shoulder and it was a really special experience.

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  11. Hello Adam!:) A stunning sight, and beautifully photographed.

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  12. Superb shots of the Sparrowhawk Adam.

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  13. Great shots of this handsome bird.

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  14. Makes me want to get up there and fly with him.

    Here's my Wordless Wednesday!

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  15. Awesome flight photographs. You nailed it!
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

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  16. nice to see your beautiful images. I have not seen this bird even once this year. So sad :(

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  17. You did well there Adam. Sparrowhawks can be so fast off the mark that even getting a good look can be difficult, never mind getting a series of pictures like that.

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  18. These shots are amazing! My first really close-up views! You can see every feather, and the light is perfect!

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  19. Lovely walk! I love the way raptors seem to " play" by taking advantage of the thermals ... Love watching, wish I could catch them the way you did. Just beautiful photos.

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  20. Excellent, just stunning beauty, love those eyes~

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  21. Great shots Adam! A wonderful treat on your walk.

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  22. Fabulous wing patterns on a bird I don't see very often. We have loads of kestrels and buzzards in our part of Normandy but fewer sparrowhawks so thank you for adding this beauty to #AnimalTales.

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  23. Nice to be able to take a walk with your daughter and to see this raptor. There is something awe inspiring in hawks and owls... Michelle

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  24. Breathtaking Adam, I would be thrilled to capture something so magnificent as this.
    Thanks for sharing :D

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  25. what a fantastic subject to photograph, such detail on the wings

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  26. A very handsome bird. Beautiful feather patterns.

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