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Sparrowhawk Kill (*Graphic*)

As previously mentioned in my last post when an opportunity arises to document a  predator at work it is very difficult to resist.  The picture on the ground was taken from my window and shows the aftermath of a successful attack on a goldfinch.  The remaining pictures were taken up my garden tree as the Sparrowhawk does what comes naturally.  Some may find the pictures upsetting but this is just another of many examples of the circle of life.

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Goldfinch

Here are a few shots of the ever colourful goldfinch taken at College Lake nature reserve in Tring, Buckinghamshire.

9a Goldfinch 12a Goldfinch

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Feathered Friends

As the weather has been considerably grey and dull recently, there have been few opportunities to get out and about.  The shots below were taken during the odd break in the clouds and on the rare occasion when the sun made an appearance.      Swans a chillin. Dancing ChaffinchNoisy Robin

Graceful Chaffinch

Chaffinch

Red Kite

Chaffinch

Chaffinch

Mute Swan

Red Kite

Blue Tit

Chaffinch and Great Tit

Red Kite

Blue Tit

Goldfinch

Red Kite

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Some Wildlife Shots

A few wildlife shots taken whilst I have been out and about during the last few weeks. The Common blue bytterfly probably my favourite however the macro shot of the ‘naughty ladybirds’ would have been up there if I had not forgot to pack my Tripod.  As they say, prior planning prevents…………………………………………..

Roman Snail

Common Blue

Bird (Not a spotter!)

Damselfly

Common Blue

Damselfly
Goldfinch
Common Blue
Damselfly

Common Blue

Any Clues, please let me know?

Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly

The Fly!

Swallow and nest

Nice Great Tit (Shame about the focus)
Common Blue
Naughty Ladybirds?

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