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SDC10276

Observed: 14th September 2013 By: bgardenerbgardener’s reputation in Birds
SDC10277
SDC10276
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sparrowhawk interacts

Comments

ophrys's picture

Kestrel

Kestrel has far more, far narrower bands on the tail.

Ian
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sophie bagshaw's picture

sparrowhawk

I agree with it being a kestrel, forget my revision

ophrys's picture

Tail

If you think it is a Kestrel, have a look at the tail pattern of the two species and you will see that this is a Sparrowhawk. The upperpart colour is also totally wrong for a Kestrel.

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sophie bagshaw's picture

oops

sorry I meant agree with sparrowhawk, don't know why I put kestrel even though I put sparrowhawk as the subject
silly me, sorry

sophie

browntrumpet's picture

Raptor

This bird is a weird colour but ophrys is right with Sparrowhawk

bgardener's picture

weird coloured sparrowhawk

The colour threw me too!
The bird chased a dunnock into a window. Was stunned and died in my hand minutes later. Have attached another pic