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Migrant Hawker
Comments(5) # Migrant Hawker london e17

I was thinking only the other day that I hadn't seen any of these Migrant Hawkers this year. Then yesterday morning I came across one whilst out running (just about the only time I don't have a camera with me). It was actually flying parallel with me for a while which is always a wonderful phenomenon but then it resumed its hawking amongst the sodden undergrowth. The name, presumably, comes from the early half of last century when this species was an occasional migrant to the South East of England but there are now many established native populations. Including one in East London aparrently. This photo is from a couple of years ago though I do still hope to find another one this year when I have the camera with me! PENTAX *ist D
105 mm
400 ISO
1/350 sec
f 8
Flash: Not Fired