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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


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8 Comments

SophieHardman
SophieHardman 10 years ago

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

harsuame
harsuame 10 years ago

Grandioso!!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Very nice spotting. Welcome to Project NOAH.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 10 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 10 years ago

And welcome to Project Noah. :)

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 10 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 10 years ago

Thankyou!!!!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 10 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!

SophieHardman
Spotted by
SophieHardman

Worthing, England, United Kingdom

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

Spotted for Mission

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