Last weekend I visited a new hide in Dumphries and Galloway on the Scottish borders.

Here, all round nice guy Alan McFadyen has developed probably the best opportunity in the UK to photograph in the wild that most dashing of birds of prey, the Sparrowhawk.

The male Sparrowhawk is a beautiful bird. A glorious mixture of rusty orange and gun metal blue. It’s an amazing experience to be fixed by the glare of those pitiless, yellow eyes.

For more images check out my blog: http://www.julescoxphotography.co.uk/blog/sparrowhawk

To book the hide check out this page http://www.naturephotographyhides.co.uk/pages/hide-workshops/sparrowhawk-workshop.php

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