Bird of prey

Observation - Bird of prey. Description: Seen while travelling along the A591 beside Thirlmere - unable to get a photo. The bird was sat in a tree between the road and the lakeshore. It was definitely NOT an owl: it had a face like that of a member of the falcon family, it had dark wings and a

Seen while travelling along the A591 beside Thirlmere - unable to get a photo. The bird was sat in a tree between the road and the lakeshore. It was definitely NOT an owl: it had a face like that of a member of the falcon family, it had dark wings and a spotted front. I couldn't see it's back and I can't be sure of the colour. It was sat upright on its branch.