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Can anyone recognise this bird as seen on Hamstead Heath earlier today please??

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18 Aug, 2010
Dipper
david said:

Sparrowhawk, perhaps? No doubt, someone will ID this for you. Well-spotted, and lovely pic!

18 Aug, 2010
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jane said:

Think its a kestrel David...but not sure if it had a permit to sit there ! Lol....

18 Aug, 2010
Dipper
david said:

You are right, of course, Jane! :-))

LOL! re the sign. Wasn't a Sunday, Bagpuss, so hope it was after-hours?

19 Aug, 2010
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bagpuss said:

Cheers everybody,for the i.d on the Kestral , and sorry about my nickname but it is a long story and anyway,he was a fat bugger and could not catch a cold.

19 Aug, 2010
Dipper
david said:

Plenty of food around, then? I remember the cartoon character with this name. :-))

19 Aug, 2010
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mactumpshie said:

easy way to differentiate the two is the kestrals chest markings run vertical the sparrowhawks chest markings run horizontal.

19 Aug, 2010
Dipper
david said:

Oh, Many Thanks, Mact!!

20 Aug, 2010
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sixpence said:

Lovely photo lol perhaps his permit is showing at the rear lol

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