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    Identifying raptors when soaring (UK)

    And would kestrels and sparrowhawk soar high and for quite some time like buzzards and peregrines? Thanks for your experiences shared. Very useful to read them.
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    Identifying raptors when soaring (UK)

    How about merlins, do they often soar? I have also never seen a kestrel soaring, despite seeing them very often. Yesterday I saw a raptor soaring high above (location N Scotland, mountain valley). It was a distant view (it was soaring high) but it wasn't a buzzard, wings looked more...
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    Identifying raptors when soaring (UK)

    Which raptor species in the UK, usually are seen soaring in the UK (besides Buzzard)? And what is their soaring style compared to Buzzard? Sometimes I struggle to identify a soaring raptor, if views are poor or in distance. So I want to consider all soaring raptors and also their subtle...