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sparrow hawk

Accipiter nisus


it seems someone was having their lunch in my garden.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Northern Sparrowhawk
Accipiter nisus Eurasian Sparrowhawk

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SophieHardman 11 years ago

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

rutasandinas 11 years ago


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Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

Very nice spotting. Welcome to Project NOAH.

VivBraznell 11 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 if you need help with idents. Nice spotting!

Dangermouse 11 years ago

And welcome to Project Noah. :)

Dangermouse 11 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 11 years ago


Dangermouse 11 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!

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Worthing, England, United Kingdom

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

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