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Possibly a female Sparrowhawk?
Short wings, long tail point to an accipiter and I think I can almost see a yellow eye
Yes, i agree.
Marsh Harrier has longer wings to tail tip and Buzzard would be much stockier.
Also quite a small head and like you i think possibly a yellow eye.
Thanks for your comments and suggestions! I see what you mean about the short wings compared to the long tail. I now agree that it is likely to be a female sparrowhawk as that also matches the other features in the description and photos above.
A very similar bird landed on the same fence post one and a half years later. I posted photos of that bird onto iSpot too and lots of people agree that it was a female sparrowhawk. It could be the same bird :)
Lat/Lng: 54.077, -2.7644
OS grid ref: SD500648
This was the only time we have ever seen any bird like this before in Halton. It was on a fence post in a garden in the upper outskirts of Halton. Halton is a village surrounded by fields and next to a river. It is near the Forest of Bowland.