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Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

Notes:

I think it is a female (but could be juvenile) I am not sure which bird the prey is... Liam says it is a Grey Partridge, thank you Liam :) It had difficulties flying with it, that's why I could get close... but at the end it took of with they prey...

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31 Comments (1–25)

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Thank you again Tony I like yours photos too :)

FoTony
FoTony 8 years ago

Sometimes it is fun to have a look at someone else's sightings. Today you and Liam where my targets ;) And you really have a lot of nice pictures.

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

By the way thank you Tony for all your lovely comments on many of my spottings I will be back later to answer them, so stay tuned :)

FoTony
FoTony 8 years ago

Know exactly what you mean. I have so many pictures I have to upload that I have to make a choice between my personal experience or the regular info on the species.

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Yes I know Tony, but sometimes it's difficult to find the time...
I will update the note...

FoTony
FoTony 8 years ago

Thanks for the update Jeannette. Sometimes it's good to know the story behind a great picture. ;)

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Hehe :)

It managed to fly away with the prey at the end so the sparrowhawk got a lot for dinner that day...

FoTony
FoTony 8 years ago

She is the only one that knows what happened. I'm curious!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Jeanette will tell full story of that scenario...

FoTony
FoTony 8 years ago

True, but as I look at the last picture, it looks like nobody has eaten this prey.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Haha.... Tony I said a lucky prey as not eaten by Human.... :)

FoTony
FoTony 8 years ago

Very nice to see the predator and the unfortunate victim.

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Thank you Atul :)

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

wow lovely series!

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Thank you António, I was always pretty excited when I saw it :)

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

Jannette what a awesome spotting,i missed this one,it one of my prefered birds,i never saw one in the wild,great spotting congratulations,beautiful details ,super :)

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Thank you very much for the ID Liam :) Then my first intuition was right :)

And thank you for the nice comment too Liam :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Thanks Liam... I always trust your suggestion... It is perfect if observed the feathers of prey...

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Nice spotting, by the way. :)

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

The prey is a Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Partri...

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Thank you Brandon :)

@ Ashish, yes I hope Liam sees it... Brandon and I are not quite sure.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Prey plumage like to be of a Quail or Fowl like Turkey. Hope Liam will check...

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 9 years ago

Great spot! Predator and prey interactions are always amazing captures in the wild.

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Brandon and anyone else, could you please help my ID the prey, there is a good photo at #5. It was almost to heavy for the Sparrowhawk to fly with.

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Thank you Ashish and KatCuff :)

@ Ashish, first I thought it was a Grey Partridge, but I think the feathers are much darker brown, so I really don't know... I could definately use some help :)

Jeannette
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Jeannette

Region Syddanmark, Denmark

Spotted on Mar 19, 2011
Submitted on Mar 27, 2012

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