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Old Oct 30, 2006, 9:31 PM   #1
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I went down by the river this afternoon to try and catch a Kingfisher and sat on the west side. This little Sparrow Hawk landed on a pole across the river.
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 9:38 PM   #2
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No Kingfisher around so I decided to get this Sparrow Hawk a little closer and just chirped him right off that pole. Well that could get serious because he was coming at me pretty fast. I thought I better make a movement so Iwouldn't get my nose removed by those talons. It saw me move and swerved away and I got this shot as itpassed by.

I know thepredator's attention should not be focused on thephotographer.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 7:51 AM   #3
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Those Sparrow Hawks look an awful lot like American Kestrals. Good capture.


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Old Oct 31, 2006, 8:18 AM   #4
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 9:19 AM   #5
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Sparrow Hawk AKA American Kestral!

Greatshots VP!

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Old Oct 31, 2006, 10:37 AM   #6
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Thank you, I did not realize that factoid.


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Old Oct 31, 2006, 1:19 PM   #7
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Yea, I think our EuroAmerican ancestors mistook it for the European SparrowHawk which looks similar and the name juststuck. The bird is actually a Falcon so most prefer to call it the American Kestrel.

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Old Oct 31, 2006, 7:04 PM   #8
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Thanks for looking fellows. Just a habit I have of calling them a Sparrow Hawk.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 8:11 PM   #9
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Very nice job here VP. I'm partial to the Hawks and other larger birds myself and always enjoy seeing them.

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Old Oct 31, 2006, 9:02 PM   #10
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Just remember to Bob and Weave Vp. Nice shots considering you were amidst the action.
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