Hawk having to defend pigeon? kill from magpies
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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.
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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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