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sparrow hawk

Accipiter nisus

Description:

it seems someone was having their lunch in my garden.



2 species ID suggestions

Northern Sparrowhawk
Accipiter nisus Eurasian Sparrowhawk

8 Comments

SophieHardman
SophieHardman 2 years ago

pretty sure its a sparrow hawk , thank you for your help !!

harsuame
harsuame 2 years ago

Grandioso!!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 2 years ago

Very nice spotting. Welcome to Project NOAH.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 2 years ago

Hi Sophie! This is only a suggestion for an ident ... Let the experts confirm before you edit. This is a good reference site for British birds etc http://www.rspb.org.uk/ if you need help with idents. Nice spotting!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 2 years ago

And welcome to Project Noah. :)

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 2 years ago

You're welcome. :) I'm sure someone else will be able to give you a better ID soon - I don't have my bird books to hand, unfortunately, otherwise I could have probably narrowed it down for you. Good luck!

SophieHardman
SophieHardman 2 years ago

Thankyou!!!!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 2 years ago

Looks like a medium-sized raptor, possibly an older bird. I'd look along the lines of peregrine falcon, hobby, sparrowhawk - see what is common in your area. Great shot!

Worthing, England, United Kingdom

Lat: 50.83, Long: -0.40

Spotted on May 5, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

Spotted for mission

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