sparrowhawk?

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sparrowhawk?

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  1.    took this photo last november, think it is a  sparrow hawk , maybe a peregrine, could someone please confirm which, many thanks .
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  • he made a kill, so it is likely he will patrol the area as part of his overall territory.

    The size and colouring allow sexing of sparrowhawks, the female is a more substantial looking bird.

    more info here www.ibercajalav.net/.../118_SparrowhawkAnisus.pdf

  • Like others I cannot see any birds in the 1st picture but the others are of a nice male Sparrowhawk.

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  • Hi odemwingie

    Alas no photo otherwise I'd be delighted to assist.

    JBNTS

  • john they are on there now ,sorry about that

  • Nothing in the top one :) but a male sparrow hawk in the bottom three.

  • thanks how do you now its male is it likely to come back

  • he made a kill, so it is likely he will patrol the area as part of his overall territory.

    The size and colouring allow sexing of sparrowhawks, the female is a more substantial looking bird.

    more info here www.ibercajalav.net/.../118_SparrowhawkAnisus.pdf

  • Like others I cannot see any birds in the 1st picture but the others are of a nice male Sparrowhawk.

  • thank you for your answers , im going to be asking more , i loved birdes when i was younger , just starting to get back into them now,  although i have limited knowledge hopefully will learn from you guys thanks again

  • I'd say that the top one was buddleia.

    JBNTS

  • :) nice one JBNTS

  • John B (not the sloop)

    I'd say that the top one was buddleia.

    JBNTS

    Come odd it John B,some of us have enough problems with birds without complicating it.

  • Thanks for your photos odemwingie

    :-)

    JD

  • Thanks again for your photos odemwingie

    :-)

    Andy

  • Hi Odemwingie,

    Lucky you! Granted my garden isn't very sizeable, but I've never been lucky enough to have any Sparrowhawks drop in :( Very nice photos as well

    Kind Regards

    WW

  • Hi WW,

    We have a regular sparrowhawk here. They don't make a kill with every try, so as we know, there is no general reduction in songbird numbers either in the garden or in the neighbourhood. Otherwise it'd be out of a "job" !

    They might come in when you're not around!

    :-)

    JD

  • Hi jackdaw,

    You're probably right! Knowing my luck, they probably visit my garden when I'm out looking for them and other birds at nature reserves!

    Regards

    WW