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Sparrowhawk trapped in shed

rolfw

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Found this little raptor trapped in the garden shed yesterday afternoon, had gone in through a hole in the side after a Sparrow, you can hear me open the door and then bang on it to draw his attention to it, shortly before he takes off and leaves.

I found the sparrow 10 minutes or so later, when it emerged from the pile of garden furniture, apparently unharmed. :)

[wmv]http://www.satellite-newbie.co.uk/sat1/Sparrowhawk-0.wmv[/wmv]
 

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I have never seen one of these in the wild before.

Must have been great having him in your shed:)
 

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sure they were not in shed hideing from rain....lol:-rofl2
lucky your local cat did not see them.:eek:
 

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Nice clip there Rolf. You didn't use your mobile phone there, that's for sure.
 

rolfw

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They are a beautiful bird, but unfortunately, when you see one, it normally means the demise of one of the smaller birds.

He came out of the shed like a rocket, you wouldn't have wanted to be stood in his way. :)

I use my Fuji Finepix S5000 camera for small video clips, good enough quality to see what's happening and small enough files to use for the web, I converted the AVI file to a WMV which halves the size again.:)