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Old Saturday 22nd June 2019, 19:05   #1
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Hi I keep seeing a large bird of pray sitting on a fence post next to the A130 towards Chelmsford in the right hand field just before A12 . any one else seen it what could it be !!!!!!!!
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If by large you mean quite a lot bigger than a crow then it's almost certainly a Buzzard. They are often to be seen sitting on roadside fence posts or telegraph poles.
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Hi Dave and a warm welcome from me too.

I agree with Jack, it is most likely to be a Buzzard.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.
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Hi Dave, welcome to the forum. Nice of you to join us.
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Welcome to BirdForum! I am sure you will find lots to interest you here, and I hope you enjoy your visits.

It could also be a sparrowhawk.
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It could also be a sparrowhawk.
Perched out in the open it would more likely be a Kestrel, but the OP did say it was large, which neither of those are. A Woodpigeon is bigger.
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