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Bird of Prey (2 pics)

Observed: 6th June 2013 By: stephenmidstephenmid’s reputation in Birdsstephenmid’s reputation in Birdsstephenmid’s reputation in Birds
Bird of Prey2
Bird of Prey
Description:

This bird of prey seen hunting over water and grassland. Maybe a sparrowhawk. Wings not pointed - no hovering observed.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) interacts

Comments

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Thanks for the ID ABK

I was fooled by the fact that I watched it fly around for about 15 minutes never hovering.

stephenmid

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Kestrel / sprawk

Kestrels don't have to hover, even when hunting. It can be confusing.
The contrasting upperparts in photo 2 will clinch Kestrel ID