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Bird of Prey

Observed: 8th August 2011 By: j and b
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Description:

thought it might be a peregrine but looked bigger - from book the only match is a goshawk - is it possible in this part of Scotland
It is eating a pigeon

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) interacts

Comments

Syrphus's picture

OK, Ophrys - we have had more

OK, Ophrys - we have had more serious disagreements!

;-)

M.

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Disagreements

Agreed...I think it depends which of us is in the more decisive mood at any particular time! :)

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Sparrowhawk

A Peregrine would be bigger than this, as would a Goshawk. Goshawks are very thick-set, powerful birds and the legs would be thicker than on this bird and the back would appear broader. A lone, female Sparrowhawk can look surprisingly large.

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