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Bird Identification: Sparrowhawk?

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DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2013
3:36 AM

Post #9442570

I saw this bird in Scotland, perched on a cliff, wasn't sure if its sparrowhawk or not.

Thanks

dave

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2013
5:48 AM

Post #9442638

Peregrine Falcon - note the black 'moustache'.

Nice one!

Resin
DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2013
7:08 AM

Post #9442714

Thanks Resin, I was fairly sure it was sparrowhawk but it was harrassing a raven and was about the same size, a sparrowhawk is smaller I think than the raven. I saw it making the fast dives they're noted for, it had marvellous skill at riding the air currents.

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