Some Sort Of Hawk Or Falcon ?

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  1. CABBAGES

    CABBAGES Very Active Member

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    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.
     
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    probably a young falcon is there ..
    but what is she eating ?

    (she=the bird)
     
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    another bird. My dad said he thinks he saw it catch the other bird in mid air.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
  6. Samba Pa Ti

    Samba Pa Ti Many Mooses Live In The Fields \o/

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    i bet it tastes like chicken.
     
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    a few people have said it is a peregrine falcon and i think it is but not sure.
     
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    I am pretty sure it is a Peregrine, sorry.....
     
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    CABBAGES Very Active Member

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    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
     

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