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Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird

 
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gray_b



Joined: 24 Jun 2011
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Location: Leafy Shires of the Midlands
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 16 8:08 pm    Post subject: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird  Reply with quote    

I have couple of these flying around, but I cannot accurately say what species they are. This is the only one I managed to get a good still image from of a video camera, as they fly so fast.

They fly in and out of our tall trees and even straight through the canopy's.
Any ideas plz

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 16 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Could it be a hen harrier?

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 16 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if it is it is a girl or a juvenile.it looks about the right shape and colour scheme ,hard to judge the size from the photo but i cant think what else it might be.

is the other one the same colour? or is it more grey and black?

if one like the snap and one grey black it is likely a pair,2 like the snap are probably young ones.

ps i dont think they take hens but they might have a chick should there be any available iirc they mostly eat ,mice voles etc etc .

gray_b



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 16 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

about the size of a medium pigeon, if that helps. I will try and get a video up shortly.

gray_b



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 16 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have the full video. the birds are just over way throu the video, blink and you will miss them.

checkout http://www.gb-online.co.uk/dump/imag0081.avi

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 16 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sparrowhawk?

buzzy



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 16 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sparrowhawk is much more likely than Hen Harrier, which is a very rare bird in England.

Henry

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 16 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

s' hawks are closer to large pigeon size than h,harriers which are large crow size

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