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  1. Nutcracker

    North East England

    Good call!
  2. Nutcracker

    North East England

    I won't say GGS is totally impossible - but I've not heard of any reported around here recently, and when any do turn up, the news gets around (normally I'd have said the same about Shore Lark, except this autumn has been good for them!). Also too large (Blackbird size) for the description, and...
  3. Nutcracker

    North East England

    I'm very much thinking Sparrowhawk too, the behaviour you describe is classic for them. They're quite frequent along the coast up here too - I'd say the raptor I see most often on the coast.
  4. Nutcracker

    North East England

    There's been a scattering of Shore Larks on the Northumbs and Durham coast the last week or two, so that's quite possible (y) @ Deb - your pic link is the Colorado subspecies! Here's the local one, this pic from Blyth (Northumbs) a few years ago (and this time of year too)...
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