Robin Courtney's picture

Is this a goshawk?

Observed: 11th November 2012 By: Robin Courtney
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Hawk having to defend pigeon? kill from magpies

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) interacts


wolvobirder's picture

Peachy colour to face and

Peachy colour to face and thin spindly legs make this a Sparrowhawk for me. It's feathers are all puffed up making it look big, probably in response to the Magpie trying to steal it's breakfast.

jeremyr's picture


Hi Robin, welcome to iSpot. Female birds of prey can be up to a third bigger than males, and although the markings are different, a female Sparrowhawk and a male Goshawk can sometimes look almost the same size. We have one of these - a Spar, the male is called a Musket - that flies round our block and it's so large it always makes you look twice..

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