European Greenfinch VS Sparrowhawk

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Passeriformes – Fringillidae – For a few days I have observed, from the corner of my eye a fairly large bird flying swiftly over and around my tent and above the feeding table making the passerine birds quite nervous. Until today I hadn’t been able to see what it was, but this morning, it settled very briefly on the feeder much to my surprise and I was then able to determine that it was the European Sparrowhawk. There was a wind of panic inthe bird ranks naturally, and they observed the environment carefully before getting back to feed!

Depuis quelques jours, j’aperçois, du coin de l’œil tellement il est rapide, un oiseau d’une assez grande envergure qui frôle ma tente d’affût et survole en rase-motte la mangeoire rendant les passereaux bien nerveux.Je n’avais jusqu’à présent jamais pu voir ce que c’était, mais ce matin, il s’y est posé très brièvement à ma grande surprise et j’ai pu constater qu’il s’agit de l’Epervier d’Europe.Panique dans les rangs évidemment et les oiseaux, prudents, observent avant de se restaurer!

300 mm + convert. 1/4

Female:

Male:

This female has been attacked, most probably by this Sparrowhawk, but she escaped safely and will go on hassling the other passerine birds!

Cette femelle s’est fait attaquée et je suis prête à parier que l’Epervier est le coupable.Heureusement, la blessure est sans grand importance, mais elle a eu de veine.Ca ne l’empêche pas de se bagarrer avec les copains….

– Eurasian (or Northern) Sparrowhawk

Here it is, disappointed not to snatch a prey!

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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Nan Rosset
Nan Rosset

joli ! très intéressant, belles photos. merci