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CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
Hobby still has a vertical stripes. All Falcons are with sharp, relatively narrow wings.
The bird on the photo has broad wings. And eyes - they look like the eyes of the hawks. It's somewhat easy to make mistake here because of the position of the tail - at that angle it looks short, not as in the hawks. I would bet for young Sparrow Hawk but the neck is relatively long (as in the Goshawk).
Thanks Isv, you know your birds. It does indeed look like a Sparrowhawk.
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EOS M6 Mark II
CR Pro
Dec 8, 2014
Here are some Northern Harriers taken in early December in Ladner, BC. For informational purposes, the size (inches) is included in the file name (cropped from native 22.4"X14.9"). Focus not always in the right spot or slightly off, but I feel better having stopped pixel peeping.

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EOS M6 Mark II
CR Pro
Dec 8, 2014
Here is one more Northern Harrier from June 2020. I recall I wasn't looking in the right direction when this one caught my eye, so it was a quick spin and shoot, hence the lack of sharpness and too high in the uncropped frame, but I think this is the only one I've ever got reasonably close with prey.

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CR Pro
Apr 1, 2020
Still no raptors or any such interesting birds...but here's a few more from the first outings with the 100-500 a few days ago. These are with the 1.4x TC and still cropped in a bit.

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And these are with the bare lens on a cloudy day. I've got more of the goose - I can't find it now, but there was mention of software used for animated gifs a week or two ago...anyone recall what that was? I'd like to give it a try.

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Traveling the world one step at a time.
CR Pro
Aug 26, 2014
We've had starling murmurations in our area for the last week. Also, there have been a couple of peregrines circling the groups trying to grab a bird so it's really been quite a show. Taken with the R5 and 100-400 II
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