Possible sparrowhawk?

Possible sparrowhawk?

Observation - Possible sparrowhawk? - UK and Ireland. Description: We observed this bird today, feeding in a hollow in our garden (we are surrounded by farmland) We believed it to be one of our resident pair of Sparrowhawks that often flies round corner of the house, swings past the bird table, often successfully, to g

We observed this bird today, feeding in a hollow in our garden (we are surrounded by farmland) We believed it to be one of our resident pair of Sparrowhawks that often flies round corner of the house, swings past the bird table, often successfully, to get some breakfast or lunch, and disappears throught the gap in the hedge.

We often find feathers in more secluded patches of the garden, where it has eaten its prey. It's favourite seems to be collared doves, of whom we have many that breed locally. We believe that is what this bird was plucking and eating.

When checking with the bird books, the line in its face and the fact that the stripes on its feathers go down, rather than across, made us think that it may have been something else other that the Sparrowhawk. Can any one advise?