Mystery bird

Mystery bird

Observation - Mystery bird. Description: Initially appeared to be a small bird of prey, my feeling was merlin, but the spotted upper tail and pale band on the underwing seem to match a cuckoo. Could it be this? Note size compared to swallows in some shots.

Initially appeared to be a small bird of prey, my feeling was merlin, but the spotted upper tail and pale band on the underwing seem to match a cuckoo. Could it be this? Note size compared to swallows in some shots.