Its not the first time I have had my camera set for still images when something happens that meant it should have been set for fast moving subjects. It probably will not be the last time either.
So please excuse the poor quality of these images, but they are posted for interest anyway.
I was shooting still images from a bird hide the other day using a 70-400mm lens with a shutter setting around the 640 mark.
Of course this was the wrong setting for what was about to happen next.
It was one of those "If only" moments.
However. one does't really have a lot of time to change camera settings in the event of a Sparrowhawk attack.
If you look at the first of the sequential images below you may be able to determine that it is a male Sparrowhawk (Top right of image) arriving at a bird feeder. You can also make out a Great Tit (Top left of image) attempting to escape the clutches of the pursuer.
Fortunately for the Great Tit, it was able to evade the capture on this occasion and the Sparrowhawk crashed into the branches and left the scene empty taloned.