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Unexpected guest in my backyard
Posted By: Bengan, 03-08-2020, 09:53 AM

I put up a couple of new bird feeders the other day. Yesterday I had a lot of small birds feasting. Today I had to refill one of the feeders and the birds came back. Suddenly there were no birds in the feeders and I saw something strange in one of the trees. It took me a while to realize what it was. Luckily I had the camera on standby with the right lens, so I managed to squeeze a couple of shots off before it fled the scene and as far as I could tell, empty handed. First time I've been this close to a Sparrowhawk.

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03-08-2020, 10:22 AM   #2
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Nice!
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Nice!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bengan Quote
I put up a couple of new bird feeders the other day. Yesterday I had a lot of small birds feasting. Today I had to refill one of the feeders and the birds came back. Suddenly there were no birds in the feeders and I saw something strange in one of the trees. It took me a while to realize what it was. Luckily I had the camera on standby with the right lens, so I managed to squeeze a couple of shots off before it fled the scene and as far as I could tell, empty handed. First time I've been this close to a Sparrowhawk.
Wow! Great catch, Bengan

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what a beauty of a shot . very sharp
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Wow! Great catch, Bengan
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what a beauty of a shot . very sharp
Thank you very much
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Very nice catch
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One magnificent creature, magnificently captured. I checked your EXIF Data and those are some very impressive settings. Well executed, Bengt.

TT One great, big like hug from me.

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Very nice catch
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One magnificent creature, magnificently captured. I checked your EXIF Data and those are some very impressive settings. Well executed, Bengt.

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Thank you very much, greatly appreciated
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Excellent capture Bengan! I am getting them jetting through my yard a few times a day now that it is almost spring.
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Excellent capture Bengan! I am getting them jetting through my yard a few times a day now that it is almost spring.
Thanks. Let's see if it returns
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Terrific shot!

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Terrific shot!

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