Broad-Bodied Chaser

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Sparrowhawk Aerial Combat

This Sparrowhawk at London WWT on 3rd September was mobbed by a Crow and a Jackdaw for a few minutes before it had enough.  It suddenly turned and went straight at the Crow, hitting it mid-air. The Jackdaw made a quick getaway, the Crow wasn't far behind it.

A few minutes later the same bird was chasing a Green Woodpecker out of a tree.  The Sparrowhawk wasn't having a good day, surprisingly the Yaffle out- flew it across the lake:

A good number of Migrant Hawker's were around, difficult to capture without a lot of distracting background, so I had a play with dropping the light right down:

1 comment:

  1. wow, beautiful pictures Tom. I can't believe I missed that action! (I was at the wetlands on saturday too)!