Posts tagged sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk Kill
 

A few days ago out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw some crazy pillow fight going on in the garden and instinct told me to grab a camera and get out there.  I had seen this guy circling around a while ago and nearly got a shot of him sitting on our garden fence but missed.  Since then I've kept a keen eye on the sky for him but I never thought I'd get the chance to shoot him make a kill in our back garden.  I managed to get within ten feet of him before he flew and respectfully let him feed first before approaching.  I'm trying to identify the species and I think I'm close with Hen Harrier but I'm no expert and would really appreciate help from anyone in the know.