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    Is this a Kestrel ?

    Poor thing just flew into our bedroom window,Went outside and picked it up and was still moving but died in my hands,Looks like it broke its neck ,

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    Original Poster

    http://i38.tinypic.com/2ch5dhg.jpg

    sparrow hawk i think

    the sedge

    sparrow hawk i think



    Thats what i thought, not sure though.

    thats tragic, lovely looking bird.could be a sparrow hawk.

    female sparrowhawk. Probably chasing a dove or such, sad

    Original Poster

    stephen4X

    female sparrowhawk. Probably chasing a dove or such, sad


    Are you sure it is female ?.Do you know if it is likely to have any young at this time of year ?.

    aww. crap. thats a shame. we see plenty those round our way,never sure what they are.

    Kestrels sometimes come into gardens, but sparrowhawks are more common visitors. Have a look at its eyes. Sparrowhawks have piercing yellow or orangey irises, whereas kestrels' eyes are all-dark.

    We've had one in our garden for the last 2 days. It chased 2 young pigeons into our patio doors & they both died of broken necks. We've lived here for 18 years & never had a bird fly into the doors before. Very upsetting for the kids.
    Beautiful birds though - hope that one's not 'our' one.

    Just asked my dad, he knows these sort of things, he thinks its a hen sparrowhawk!

    aww. lovely looking bird. thats a really clear picture..what camera have you got?(no joke)

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    Jesus! Came for an ornithology thread, ended up with some necro-bird pictures. Bad times mang, bad times.

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    Edited by: "DJ1" 28th Aug 2010

    ****, remember this?

    http://www.rons275mlbeercans.nl/fotos/y/Y-1003.1.JPG

    Original Poster

    samwants2save

    aww. lovely looking bird. thats a really clear picture..what camera have … aww. lovely looking bird. thats a really clear picture..what camera have you got?(no joke)


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