303 The Letter B (for) Breakfast

This is a picture I took on a cold wintry morning. I was awoken by my wife handing me my camera and saying you ought to get a shot of this! My remarks were ‘unprintable’. However I got up, staggered to the bath room and a second later as I looked out the window, was wide awake and snapping shots like mad.

This Sparrowhawk had taken  a pigeon and was in the process of breakfasting about 20 yards away. I watched, hardly daring to move as the hawk stripped the pigeon to a tiny bone before flying off.

After that even I couldn’t go back to bed. 

This was a couple of second before it took off . All I have done to the photo is to crop it.

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6 Responses to 303 The Letter B (for) Breakfast

  1. Tammy says:

    I think you better keep that wife of yours….now that is one awesome shot! That is definitely something you don’t see everyday! Although, I have to admit, not my type of breakfast! 🙂

  2. Gisele says:

    wow. It must have been some sight. I can only imagine what you said! Congrats on catching the last parts of his breakfast on camera.

  3. danudin says:

    Your wife and Sally must be related, this is great but having her miss out on sleep just to spot shots for you seems a tad extreme LOL

  4. jackscrap says:

    It’s nice that he chose to ‘eat in’ and let you photograph the procedure.

  5. the same thing happens over here and I’ve seen a few catches made of the hawk. Never got as close and with camera at hnad though. Great catch for you!

  6. Mary Lou says:

    He looks pretty annoyed!! Good thing you were inside.

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