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Help with identification

Postby kated » 29 Apr 2015, 13:42

Not the best photograph I'm afraid - it was taken through the bathroom window.

I have had two suggestions so far - a hobby (I think this bird is bigger than a hobby) or a female harrier (which type?) Thrown open to the poultry forum.
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Re: Help with identification

Postby ladyplumber » 29 Apr 2015, 15:20

It looks to me like a Sparrow hawk
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Re: Help with identification

Postby drfish » 29 Apr 2015, 16:27

Agree with above, definitely a sparrow hawk. The stripey tail gives it away.
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Re: Help with identification

Postby kated » 29 Apr 2015, 16:36

Yes, I think you are right - I hadn't thought of female sparrowhawk, only male.
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Re: Help with identification

Postby CP » 30 Apr 2015, 01:19

That's what I would have said too. ;)
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Re: Help with identification

Postby organic chick » 01 May 2015, 10:02

Definitely. We have just had one in theOak Tree on the opposite side of the river. Needless to say It sent all then other birds into a bit of a frenzy of fear.
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Re: Help with identification

Postby Moriarty » 02 May 2015, 08:33

I can't help with identifying but wanted to say what a fabulous view you have from your bathroom windows!
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