Whos keeping an eye on me....

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Garden preditor

He is a beauty!

This male Sparrowhawk has been visiting my garden on and off for a while. A few weeks ago he posed close to the feeders and very near an empty nest box


last week on the feeder branch


and this evening he took a Greenfinch


this is a stunning bird to have around the place


not too long after he had fed a very large female flew over....  obviously weighing up tomorrows menu.

7 comments:

Andrew said...

Superb images Dave... a beautiful bird to see.

Johnny Nutcase said...

wow! awesome series you got here, good stuff. beautiful bird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Kinda' hard to sit by and watch predators around your garden birds -- but it's part of the cycle of life I guess.

Jean said...

Wow! Very cool images. I use to hate hawks...but now I appreciate them. They have a right to eat and are so very beautiful...as your photos show.

Arija said...

I guess he has to eat too but treating a feeder like a free take-away is not quite fair, vermin like mice are also edible . . .
Great series of shots.

Adam Tilt said...

Stunning series. We have a Sparrowhawk that visits our garden very occasionally but not had any views as good as these.

JM said...

Poor Greenfinch, but what great captures!