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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Brown Hawker Duo

Saturday evening 21st July, for once, was spent blissfully eating dinner in the garden accompanied by warm sunshine and without the distraction of a cacophony of screams and shouting "Rhianna" (from next door) at the top of a child's voice were absent. As a result, we noted up to 2 Brown Hawkers, very sporadically, a male and female occasionally patrolling the garden, initially very skittish and landing for only a few seconds (Pagoda wood, trees, bushes etc) before flying off again. Finally, the female Brown Hawker, settled in the Cherry tree around 10 feet up and stayed there for a good 40 minutes, enabling me to take some pictures. She then flew away at 8.35pm and flew in circles around the garden often just inches from me, hawking for insects for 25 minutes, when she saw one changing direction suddenly and flying up and deftly catching them, wonderful to see!

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