Some Sort Of Hawk Or Falcon ?

CABBAGES

Very Active Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2003
Messages
1,151
Location
SCOTLAND
Website
Visit site
Just saw this in my garden today ------> Some bird

Anyone any idea what it is ? dont see many of these kind of birds in the garden where i live.

Actually saying that i have seen a huge Heron on my shed a couple of times but that was strange too.
 

lubidog

Very Active Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2005
Messages
2,765
Age
34
Bloody hell, that's a Peregrine Falcon!

When I lived in Blighty they were rare, and seeing one was really special! I saw a couple on the welsh cliffs near Swansea! Amazing sight, they dive so fast!

But I heard that in the UK they are more common now, and live also in cities! They piss off Pigeon Fanciers, cos they keep eating their prize birds!

Great sight, though. Thanks for the vid!


Sam's source of info!
 

Ganepark32

Suit Up!
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,172
Age
30
Location
Scotland, UK
Website
Visit site
I wouldn't have said that that was a peregrine falcon. However, it is a falcon thats for sure. I'm lucky enough to have had things like that in my garden. Peregrines, hawks, etc. Had them all in my garden. But not had one eating another bird yet. I've seen them steal one of the chicks from the ensts in my trees and fly off with them.
 

CABBAGES

Very Active Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2003
Messages
1,151
Location
SCOTLAND
Website
Visit site
Got an email back from the rspb and they said ......

Hello John,

I am delighted to tell you this is an adult female sparrowhawk.

Regards

Ian Peters - Wildlife Advisor


i was sure it was a Peregrine too but i guess the rspb would know better than me :p
 
Top