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Old Nov 13, 2006, 2:56 AM   #1
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First of all, sorry im posting this on the lense part, but the forums seems to be missing a nature photography section, and I have noticed that alot of people here are into birding, and this place seems to be visited by a large number of both skilled and helpfull people (the two dont always mix :roll

Anyways, I set up a feeding station a few weeks ago, and it has gathered a pretty insane amount of birds by now. Sadly though, it's only been 4-5 species of birds, all of em boring.

Until this week when I have seen a sparrowhawk twice. Last night when I was looking out the window, it came flying true the air, grabbed a bird, landed on a blinds in the garden to check it's grab on the poor bird, then where off again. I would just LOVE to get him on film, but since he seems to be swooping down and carry he pray away, I cant see myself getting enough time to actually catch him in the act.

Does anyone here have any advice on how I can pressuade him into spending a few mins in my garden? Would any kind of bait work, like pices of chicken or raw meat? Anyone here have any advice on topic, got to admit im not comming up with any good ideas :?.
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Old Nov 13, 2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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Sparrowhaks are fast, you will need to shoot it with birdshot.

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Old Nov 14, 2006, 9:49 AM   #3
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headhunter66 wrote:
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Sparrowhaks are fast, you will need to shoot it with birdshot.

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LOL... I don't think that was the advice he was looking for. :-)
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 3:30 PM   #4
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Flamethrowers are also very effective against birds of all sizes.
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