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Old 1st May 2023, 11:00   #1
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Cool Bird of prey v Pigeon

This happened right outside my window when a bird of prey took a pigeon down.
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Old 1st May 2023, 12:26   #2
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Hi,fantastic photos.You were quick with the camera.What a great result.Regards Ryszard...
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Camera was sitting on the shelf next to the window
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Yes, great photos Bob. My favourites are the first and second.

Is it a falcon perhaps? Any ornithologists on line?

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Yes, great photos Bob. My favourites are the first and second.

Is it a falcon perhaps? Any ornithologists on line?

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I believe it is a Sparrow Hawk.
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I believe it is a Sparrow Hawk.
It is indeed a sparrow hawk!
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amazing birds. really like birds of prey.
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Yes, I've witnessed peregrine falcons taking pigeons a couple of times, it's a remarkable experience, I was almost as surprised as the pigeon!!

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It is indeed a sparrow hawk!
Thanks very much! After consulting the RSPB website it appears to be a female, known to hunt pigeons it seems.

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