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it seems someone was having their lunch in my garden.
pretty sure its a sparrow hawk , thank you for your help !!
Very nice spotting. Welcome to Project NOAH.
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!
And welcome to Project Noah. :)
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!
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!
Lat: 50.83, Long: -0.40
Spotted on May 5, 2012 Submitted on May 5, 2012