Tag Archives: Raptor

Kestrel in flight

A couple of shots of a kestrel in flight taken in London.

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Undercover

Here are a few shots of a couple of red kites somewhat concealed within the branches of a tree.

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Black-Shouldered Kite

Here are a couple of shots of a Black-Shouldered Kite taken at the International Centre For Birds of Prey in Newent, Gloucestershire.

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Sparrowhawk

The last shots of the Sparrowhawk that temporarily resided in my garden late last year.  Unfortunately, his cover was finally blown when the last of the leaves disappeared from the tree.  No cover equals no rich pickings!

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Common Buzzard

Here are a few shots of a common buzzard in flight

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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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Sparrowhawk

This magnificent Sparrowhawk has decided to perch himself on a tree in my back garden for the last few days.  The reasons for his appearance was not immediately obvious to me until I observed him acrobatically attacking the finches which I regularly feed (note – I have temporarily stopped feeding them).  The Sparrowhawk is only doing what comes naturally and the results of his efforts will be documented in my next post.  Those of you who do not appreciate nature in action may wish to look away.

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Burrowing Owl

A Burrowing Owl.

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Red Kite in Flight

A red kite in flight.

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Red Kite

More portrait shots but this time a red kite.

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