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Comments(2) # Sparrowhawk london e10

Standing in the kitchen at lunchtime with pitta in hand looking out into the garden I suddenly saw a brown blur tear down from the sky and through the rapidly departing throng of smaller wild birds. It was out local Sparrowhawk. I do like to see it even though it sometimes takes a few of the smaller birds or occasionally a feral pigeon. It's not really the sort of bird one would expect in London, even the beautiful old East End but that's nature for you. As they've been pushed out of their ever diminishing natural habitats they've found handy niches in our towns and cities. Gardens with bird feeders such as ours make convenient fast food stops and indeed there are some that argue that one shouldn't feed the birds for that reason. Not an argument I subscribe too, you'll guess. PS: Sharp eyed viewers of the old blog may recall this shot was taken in our garden earlier this year just before LDNP was born. Canon EOS 5D
400 mm
400 ISO
1/200 sec
f 5.6
Flash: Not Fired