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Old Thursday 7th December 2017, 15:42   #1
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Scottish Raptor

Taken a few weeks ago at Loch of the Lowes.

Sitting quietly in the hide this flew past below the window. I jumped up and managed to grab a few shots as it flew past a different window into the trees.

My first thought was Sparrowhawk, but when I saw the pictures, thought Buzzard and someone else wondered about Red Kite (I've never seen one there, though they have been recorded).

Sorry about the awful pictures, I was in the darkness in the middle of the hide and shooting past people, just desperately trying to get an image.

I still think Sparrowhawk is the most likely, but your thoughts would be much appreciated.
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Old Thursday 7th December 2017, 15:46   #2
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Looks like a Buzzard to me, particularly the third shot.
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Old Thursday 7th December 2017, 15:50   #3
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Looks like a Buzzard to me, particularly the third shot.
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The underwing pattern says all: Common Buzzard.
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Old Thursday 7th December 2017, 19:18   #5
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Thanks guys!

That shot (No 3) is the one that made me think Buzzard, but the initial fly-by really made me think Sparrowhawk.

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