Thursday, March 15, 2012

Nene Washes

A great lunchtime on the Nene Washes. My best views of a Merlin for a long time. Watched one leave a post and chase a Snipe for some time. It easily gained on the Snipe, missed a couple of times then brought it down. However it then emerged without the Snipe and I wonder if it was robbed by this female Sparrowhawk that landed in front of me soon afterwards. It has a prey item of about the right size and colour but it's difficult to be sure what species.

Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus, female with prey

Stock Dove Columba oenas

Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x32

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