Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sparrowhawks Sunday Supper....29/04/2012

A young male Sparrowhawk enjoyed a late supper meal on the lawn in my front garden this evening. One less Blackbird in my garden now! I hope the feathers left on the lawn will be put to good use by nestings birds. To have such good views of this stunning bird is a real treat!
Looking a little guilty?
With his appetite sated he rested for a minute or two then suddenly took flight, what a bird!

12 comments:

  1. What a fine series of photos! They don't leave much when they feed, do they?

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  2. Thank you John!

    He took off with the remains of the carcass but dropped it before he reached the conifer hedge! So now I have a carcass lurking somewhere in the shrubs below the hedge!!!

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  3. A fantastic series of photos Pam! I never tire of seeing ♂ Sparrowhawks...simply stunning birds

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  4. Thank you Jason!
    It made a change to see a male with it's prey in my garden, good to see the size difference too.
    I agree they are stunning birds!

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  5. Lovely photos and what a privelege to see such a great bird find such a feast (although, poor blackbird)!

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  6. Thank you WWT for your kind comment.

    A privelege indeed to see and I suppose it does show that there are good numbers of birds in my area as I do get regular Sparrowhawk visits. I did feel for the Blackbird though.

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  7. Oh my! I had exactly the same scene played out in my back garden last Friday. It took getting on for an hour for it to be fully consumed! It is a stunning sight but I couldnt help feeling sorry for Mr Blackbird especially as I fear he may have left a family in the making somewhere among the trees in my garden! Wonderful captures Pam.

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  8. An amazing set of pics Pam,a real treat to see as I'm catching up with your blog following my holidays!

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  9. Hi Jan,
    Firstly my apologies for the lateness of publishing your comment, I have been chasing the sunshine for the last week or so!

    I do hope the female Blackbird was able to feed the chicks on her own after the demise of the male in your garden. An amazing sight to see a bird of prey feeding but also tinged with sadness for the prey.
    Thanks you so much for your kind comment Jan!

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  10. I bet you didn't expect to see images of a BOP feeding in my garden on your return from your hols Ruth.lol!!

    I trust your holiday was a good one and thanks for your kind comment.

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  11. So beautiful shots!
    ♥Crissi♥

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  12. Thank you very much Crissi!

    I see you are very good at Crochet! Lovely to be able to make such beautiful garments as you have.

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