My third visit of the year to Ian Howells' great Woodland hide in South Wales. Fortunately it was just before the latest Welsh and now English Covid-19 lockdowns.
The main aim of this visit was to photograph the male Sparrowhawk that I'd seen previously as an immature in July and then moulting in August. For this visit the moult was complete, and the bird was looking very smart indeed!
However it took its time to appear - not until 11:45 - I had been there since shortly after 07:00!
Click on any of the captions below for larger images.
Also go to this gallery for all my photos of this bird from this session and the two earlier ones.
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|Crop of shot above|
|A rare frontal view|
|Female just after chasing off the male|