Photo-a-Day (Friday, 1st November, 2013)
Photo: David Barker (Nikon D3000 Tamron 70-300mm VC 1/20s F/16)
They would make a colourful meal for it !... gorgeous bird though.
Nice one David, it was probably looking for an easy meal. Crème a la budgie, or something like that.
I was having coffee with a friend yesterday and we were saying how we've both seen more birds of prey this summer. My brother gets one diving in his street and taking pigeons.
Good for keeping the cats away has long as it does not frighten the budgies
Can anyone shed any light on the difference of a Sparrowhawk and a Kestrel, they both look the same to me. Good photo David and hopefully the budgies were safe.
He looks mean!
brilliant shot David
Well spotted, looks like your being watched also. I had one in my garden recently after the birds.
He is a beauty....we get them here too...always after the doves or anything that moves.....brilliant pic ....well done David....cheers!!!!
I was always told to eat my greens.
Much better photo if you had opened the cage./// Proper action photo then.
I think you have the fox in charge of the chicken coop here David. Good photo.
A Sparrowhawk has orange eyes (or yellow if it's a Juvenile). Also Sparrowhawk's don't hover. A Kestrel can hover and had completly Black eyes. The pic looks like a juvenile Sparrowhawk to me (but I'm no expert!)
It seems Tweety Pie Isn't so "Tweet", after all!
Great picture David. Is it just me,but does he heh ave a slight resemblance to an owl around the head??!! He has a "my beady eye is on you" look that I remember from one of my long-ago teachers!
She's a beauty!
Great shot I love it
Instead of taking photos of this hawk scaring you budgies to death wouldnt it have been better to shooo it away.
David ,looks like you were in the right place at the right time.
Thank you ,for your comments,Dave Oy did point out to me it was a female Sparrow Hawk, more photos on communication under garden visitor,we live and learn ha.