This Sparrowhawk was taken as I was walking along the side of a field at Inner Marsh Farm towards the hide. I saw it in the distance and wondered which way it was going to go, usually the other, but on this occasion it flew right by, enabling me to capture it in flight.
This male Sparrowhawk has just eaten a Pigeon on the branch it is sitting on. One of my favourite birds and I just love the way they fly in and out like some stealth predator, catch it's prey then fly off.
I was standing just above the rocks at Connahs Quay nature reserve looking out over the Dee Estuary, when this Stoat caught my eye. This is probably the best one out of a series that it allowed me to take.